The Chocolate War
by Robert Cormier
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IN 1974, AFTER SUFFERING rejections from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut. An uncompromising portrait of conformity and corruption, it quickly became a bestselling—and provocative—classic for young adults. “Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful.”—The New York Times Book Review “The characterizations of all the boys are superb.”—School Library Journal, Starred “Compellingly immediate. . . . Readers will respect the uncompromising ending.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred An ALA Best Books for Young Adults A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Choice A New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year

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