The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier

The Chocolate War

By Robert Cormier

  • Release Date: 1974-03-12
  • Book Genre: Coming of Age
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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and John Knowles’s A Separate Peace.
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.

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Book Reviews

  • Up there with The Catcher

    By B. Stufflebeam
    At once realistic fiction that is thematically idealistic, The Chocolate War is a timeless masterpiece on human nature.
  • The chocolate war

    By Colin556677
    A great book, was a very easy and good book for summer reading, highly recommend this book!!!

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