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Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Chocolate War, Tenderness, I Am the Cheese, Fade, We All Fall Down, Beyond the Chocolate War, theMorePurchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Chocolate War, Tenderness, I Am the Cheese, Fade, We All Fall Down, Beyond the Chocolate War, the Rag and Bone Shop, After the First Death, Other Bells for Us to Ring, in the Middle of the Night, the Bumblebee Flies Anyway, Take Me Where the Good Times Are, Heroes, a Little Raw on Monday Mornings. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Chocolate War is a young adult novel by American author Robert Cormier and first published in 1974. It was adapted into a film in 1988. Although it received mixed reviews at the time of its publication, some reviewers have argued it is one of the best young adult novels of all time. Set at the fictional Trinity High School, the story follows protagonist Jerry Renault as he challenges the schools cruel, brutal, and ugly mob rule. Because of the novels language, the concept of a high schools secret society using intimidation to enforce the cultural norms of the school, and the protagonists sexual ponderings, it has been the frequent target of censors and appears at number four on the American Library Associations list of the Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books in 2000-2007. The sequel to The Chocolate War, Beyond the Chocolate War, was published in 1985. The novel is told in third person omniscient point of view, though the narrators focus alternates among several students, including Jerry, The Goober, Archie, Obie, Emile, and other Trinity students. The novels protagonist Jerry Renault is a self-determined and solitary freshman at the private Catholic preparatory high school Trinity. Throughout the novel, in addition to occasional sexual frustration, Jerry frequently ponders basic existential questions, both signified in part by a quotation posted inside his locker: Do I dare disturb the universe? from T. S. ...http://booksllc.net/?l=en