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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 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 [...]