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The chocolate war

Author: Robert Cormier
Publisher: New York : Dell Pub. Co., 1975, ©1974.
Series: Laurel-leaf books.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stunned by his mother's recent death and appalled by the way his father sleepwalks through life, Jerry Renault, a New England high school student, ponders the poster in his locker-Do I dare disturb the universe? Part of his universe is Archie Costello, leader of a secret school society-the Virgils-and master of intimidation. Archie himself is intimidated by a cool, ambitious teacher into having the Virgils spearhead  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cormier, Robert.
Chocolate war.
New York : Dell Pub. Co., 1975, ©1974
(OCoLC)568754828
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cormier
ISBN: 0440944597 : 9780440944591
OCLC Number: 1920901
Description: 191 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Laurel-leaf books.
Responsibility: Robert Cormier.

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Stunned by his mother's recent death and appalled by the way his father sleepwalks through life, Jerry Renault, a New England high school student, ponders the poster in his locker-Do I dare disturb the universe? Part of his universe is Archie Costello, leader of a secret school society-the Virgils-and master of intimidation. Archie himself is intimidated by a cool, ambitious teacher into having the Virgils spearhead the annual fund-raising event-a chocolate sale. When Jerry refuses to be bullied into selling chocolates, he becomes a hero, but his defiance is a threat to Archie, the Virgils, and the school. In the inevitable showdown, Archie's skill at intimidation turns Jerry from hero to outcast, to victim, leaving him alone and terribly vulnerable.

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