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The Chocolate War

Author: Robert Cormier   Series: Puffin Teenage Bks.

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A tense thriller that has become a cult classic, THE CHOCOLATE WAR is now part of the Originals, showcasing Penguin's very best modern classics for young adults.

Every year, Trinity School runs a chocolate sale. Each boy volunteers to sell a quota of boxes. But this year it's different, because new kid Jerry Renault has refused to take part. This small act of defiance starts a chain reaction exposing the corruption running throughout the school.
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Summary

A tense thriller that has become a cult classic, THE CHOCOLATE WAR is now part of the Originals, showcasing Penguin's very best modern classics for young adults.

Every year, Trinity School runs a chocolate sale. Each boy volunteers to sell a quota of boxes. But this year it's different, because new kid Jerry Renault has refused to take part. This small act of defiance starts a chain reaction exposing the corruption running throughout the school.

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Description

The headmaster of Trinity College asks Archie Costello, the leader of the Vigils, a secret society that rules the school, to help with the selling of 20,000 boxes of chocolates in the annual fund-raising effort. Archie sees the chance of adding to his power - he is the Assigner, handing out to the boys tasks to be performed if they are to survive in the school. Freshman, Jerry Renault, a newcomer to the corrupt regime, refuses to sell chocolates. Enormous mental and physical pressure is put on him but he will not give in - the result is an inevitable, explosive tragedy.

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About the Author

Robert Cormier was born in Massachusetts, USA in 1925. He began his professional writing career as a journalist and scriptwriter and turned to full-time writing after the successful publication of his first novel for teenagers, The Chocolate War. He soon established a reputation as a brilliant and uncompromising writer of novels for young adults. He died in November 2000.

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Random House Children's UK | Penguin Books Ltd
Published
30th August 2001
Pages
288
ISBN
9780141312514
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