I Am the Cheese
By Robert Cormier
(Knopf Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375840395, 256pp.)
Publication Date: September 11, 2007
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Something about Robert Cormier's I Am the Cheese, made author Ben Marcus worry. It was the first time he had encountered an unreliable narrator â?? and he found it disconcerting. Do you have a favorite narrator who doesn't quite tell the truth? Tell us who in the comments. More at NPR.org
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"A horrifying tale . . . the buildup of suspense is terrific." - School Library Journal, Starred"AN ABSORBING, EVEN brilliant job. The book is assembled in mosaic fashion: a tiny chip here, a chip there. . . . Everything is related to something else; everything builds and builds to a fearsome climax. . . . Cormier . . . has the knack of making horror out of the ordinary, as the masters of suspense know how to do." - The New York Times Book Review