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The Chocolate War

Robert Cormier

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One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders and John Knowles's A Separate Peace. After suffering rejection from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut in 1974, and quickly became a bestselling-and provocative-classic for young adults. This chilling portrait of an all-boys prep school casts an unflinching eye on the pitfalls of conformity and corruption in our most elite cultural institutions. "Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful."-The New York Times Book Review "[Frank] Muller's mesmerizing narration underlines Jerry's frustrations with sports, school, family, and life. He captures the tone and cadences of the male cast, from Jerry's growing disillusionment and Archie's sly intimidation to the chilling menace in Brother Leon's voice…ln his foreword, Cormier admits he wrote this for adults, not knowing that writing for young adults was even a possibility. Yet it has become a controversial and often banned YA classic, rich in themes-bullying, fitting in versus being true to oneself, dealing with peer pressure-that resonate as profoundly today as they did when this was published, in 1974."-Booklist, starred review "The characterizations of all the boys are superb."-School Library Journal, starred review "Compellingly immediate. . . . Readers will respect the uncompromising ending."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year

Language:

English

Narrators:

Frank Muller

Length:

5h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:11