Beyond the Chocolate War

by Robert Cormier

"Ray Bannister started to build the guillotine the day Jerry Renault returned to... read more

"Ray Bannister started to build the guillotine the day Jerry Renault returned to Monument." Suspense builds, beginning with the first words of a powerful sequel t o THE CHOCOLATE WAR (1974), which stands on its own merits as a sharp analysis of good and evil. "Choice is always possible ..." says Archie Costello. "Terrible things happen because we allow them to happen." Archie, Ray, Jerry and others exemplify responses to moral choices and the exercise of free will in the brutal society of Trinity High School. (Age 14 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1985

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