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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

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Book Information

Copyright year 2004
ISBN-13 9780375829871
ISBN-10 0375829873
Class Copyright
Publisher Random House Children's Books
Subject Fiction;Juvenile Fiction
File Size 74 MB
Number of Pages 272
Shelf No. KW481
Grade Range 7 - 12
Ages 12 - 17
Lexile 820L
Curriculums Savvas myPerspectives, HMH Into Literature Trademarks