Publication Date: 30/08/2001 ISBN: 9780141312514 Category:

The Chocolate War

Robert Cormier

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 30/08/2001 ISBN: 9780141312514 Category:
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The bestselling controversial novel about corruption and misuse of power in an American boys’ school.
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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