Selling chocolate has never been so intriguing! Author Robert Cormier takes us along with the main character, aspiring football player Jerry Renault, as he defies both kin and teacher by refusing to sell chocolates at his all-boys high school’s annual fundraiser.
Sound boring? It’s not! With Archie Costello, leader of the boys’ gang the Vigils, breathing down necks of fellow classmates and teachers alike, the book has few dull moments. Archie appoints “assignments” to classmates, and no one refuses Archie! Read the book to find out how Jerry crosses Archie, and the repercussions that follow.
More intrigue about the book – it is number 3 on the American Library Association’s website for most banned books from 2000 – 2009.
If you liked The Chocolate War, try:
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
For something a LITTLE different, try:
Looking for Alaska by John Green
For something REALLY different, try:
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Review by Carlen