The Chocolate War
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 societ-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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A Bit Safe.User Review - thetigerlilyspeaks - Borders
This was an entertaining read, I must admit, and I can't believe that its banned from eligibility to be read as part of a curriculum at school. It showed the importance of individuality and I think ... Read full review
Review: The Chocolate War (Chocolate War #1)User Review - Adele Griffin - Goodreads
Thirty-five years later (and 27 years after I read it for the first time) this book doesn't pull one false punch. Archie Costello is a villain for the ages, and Cormier's cinematographic plot strings the tension all the way through to a mesmerizing final act. Read full review