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The Chocolate War Wrap Up

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My The Chocolate War posts: Chapters One to Ten. Chapters Eleven to Twenty. Chapters Twenty One to Thirty. Chapters Thirty One to Thirty Nine. My Review. Let me say: I really enjoyed this reading! Not just reading The Chocolate War; but also doing it as a group; and sharing these posts. And I also liked [...]

Review: The Chocolate War

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. Random House. 1974. (over the years, many reprints and imprints!) Library copy. The Plot: Trinity is a school ruled by an elite clique, The Vigils, and the person who runs that clique is Archie Costello. Archie creates  “assignments” for his fellow students: various stunts and pranks. Jerry is a [...]

The Chocolate War: Read A Long Part 4

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Now, the next part of my readalong of The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. Previously: Chapters One to Ten. Chapters Eleven to Twenty. Chapters Twenty One to Thirty. Chapter Thirty One Jerry recognizes the bullies and is confronted by Janza. And, wait, really? “You live in the closet.” This is the big insult? “He wanted [...]

The Chocolate War: Read A Long Part 3

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Now, the next part of my readalong of The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. Previously: Chapters One to Ten. Chapters Eleven to Twenty. Chapter Twenty One Wait a woman! A mother! Who is ignored by her son because all she does is talk “gibberish” and her son is treating her terribly. Well, I’ll say this [...]

The Chocolate War: Read A Long Part 2

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My readalong of The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier continues. Chapters One to Ten. Chapter Eleven I have to say, the screw stunt is pretty funny. Even though part of me is saying, someone could have gotten hurt. And part of me is saying it was just a little too much, too extreme. And while [...]

The Chocolate War: Read A Long Part 1

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Remember how I wasn’t sure whether or not I’d read The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier? I can safely say that I did not read it! So, what we have here is my reader response reaction as I read ; it’s consolidated from thirty-odd pages of notes. I’m dividing it out over four days; then, on [...]

The Chocolate War Week Begins

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And The Chocolate War: A Read & Blog Along begins! As explained in this earlier post, I have never read The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. Inspired by this confession, Kelly Jensen of Stacked and Leila Roy of Bookshelves of Doom decided why not share the joy of reading, or rereading, The Chocolate War? And [...]

This is War . . . Chocolate War

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True confession: I have never read The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. Or, if I have, I’ve forgotten it. Also? Sometimes I get it confused with another book I haven’t read, A Separate Peace by John Knowles. I’ll give you all a moment to recover from that. Back? You OK? Need a glass of water? [...]