In the Middle of the Night

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Penguin Books, Limited, Oct 1, 1998 - 176 pages
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Review: In the Middle of the Night

User Review  - Derek Lauder - Goodreads

I had to read this book as part of the mystery unit in my English class. I found that while it was a very well-written and profound read, I was able to see the ending coming from a mile away. Let's ... Read full review

Review: In the Middle of the Night

User Review  - Megan E Marcum - Goodreads

this was a fantastic book. it gave me lots of suspense. it is a little confusing at the beginning but towards the middle it more understandable. first it talks about 2 orphans, then it talks about a ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

Robert Cormier began writing novels for adults, but established his reputation as an author of books for young adults, earning critical acclaim with three books, each of which were named New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year: The Chocolate War (1974), I Am the Cheese (1977), and After the First Dark (1979). Cormier was born on January 17, 1925, in Leominster, Mass., where his eighth-grade teacher first discovered his ability to write. Cormier worked as a commercial writer at WTAG-Radio in Worcester, Mass. He also worked as a newspaper reporter and columnist at the Worcester Telegram and Gazette and at the Fitchburg Sentinel. Cormier received the Best Human Interest Story of the Year Award from the Associated Press of New England in 1959 and 1973. He also earned the Best Newspaper Column Award from K.R. Thomson Newspapers, Inc., in 1974. Cormier, who is sometimes inspired by news stories or family events, is known for having serious themes in his work, such as manipulation, abuse of authority, and the ordinariness of evil. These themes are also evident in many of his more than 15 books.

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