The Chocolate War
Publication Date: May 22, 2007
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After suffering rejection from seven major publishers, "The Chocolate War" made its debut in 1974, and quickly became a bestselling--and provocative--classic for young adults. This chilling portrait of an all-boys prep school casts an unflinching eye on the pitfalls of conformity and corruption in our most elite cultural institutions.
"Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful."--"The New York Times Book Review"
"The characterizations of all the boys are superb."--"School Library Journal," starred review
"Compellingly immediate. . . . Readers will respect the uncompromising ending."--"Kirkus Reviews," starred review
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year
A "Kirkus Reviews" Editor's Choice
A "New York Times" Outstanding Book of the Year
"From the Trade Paperback edition.
"The Chocolate War is masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful; complex ideas develop and unfold with clarity."-The New York Times Book Review
"The characterizations of all the boys are superb... This novel [is] unique in its uncompromising portrait of human cruelty and conformity."-School Library Journal, starred review
"The novel is cleverly written with a good sense of the realistic and a good ear for dialouge, qualities which will attract any reader."-Bestsellers
"Robert Cormier has written a brilliant novel."-Children's Book Revie Service