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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Another YA banned novel

The Chocolate War (Chocolate War, #1)

The Chocolate War

By: Robert Cormier

Genre: YA

Pages: 267

Published: 1974

Read: April

3.5 out of 5 stars

Jerry, a high school freshman, challenges a secret school club by refusing to sell chocolates - the school fundraiser.  Not too exciting of a premise you think, but this defiant act starts an all-out war at the school.  We believe deep down that there is good in people, and that people are generally not driven by cruelty and greed.  This is the true premise of this banned young adult novel. Very well written this banned novel shows why people should NOT bully, torment and be cruel to others versus the opposite as the supporters of banned books believe.  I feel this book would be an excellent novel to be taught and analyzed in high schools.
Robert Cormier does not have a personal website.

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