The Chocolate War | Critical Essay by Kenneth L. Donelson and Alleen Pace Nilsen

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of The Chocolate War.
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Critical Essay by Kenneth L. Donelson and Alleen Pace Nilsen

The book that we have chosen as an example of the best of modern realism for young adults is Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War (1974). It contains the kind of realism that many other books had been just leading up to. Its message about conformity and human manipulation is all the more powerful because the young protagonist is so vulnerable. (p. 186)

In selecting The Chocolate War as a touchstone example, we asked ourselves several questions about the book. These same or similar questions could be asked when evaluating almost any problem novel. First, does the book make a distinctive contribution? Does it say something new or does it convey something old in a new way? And if so, is it something of value?

Robert Cormier was praised by The Kirkus Reviews...

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