The Chocolate War
- Publish Date: 2004-09-14
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Robert Cormier
One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S. E. Hintonâs The Outsiders and John Knowlesâs A Separate Peace.
After suffering rejection from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut in 1974, and quickly became a bestsellingâand provocativeâclassic 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.
âMasterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful.ââThe New York Times Book Review
âThe characterizations of all the boys are superb.ââSchool Library Journal, starred review
âCompellingly immediate. . . . Readers will respect the uncompromising ending.ââKirkus Reviews, starred review
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Editorâs Choice
A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year