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Bagnall, Norma. "Realism: How Realistic Is It? A Look at The Chocolate War."

Top of the News 36 (Winter 1980): 283-285. In this book review, Bagnall criticizes Cormier's first young adult novel for its lack of realism.

Campbell, Patricia. Presenting Robert Cormier. Boston: Twayne, 1985. In this popular yet critical treatment, Campbell provides the only booklength criticism of Cormier's fiction.

Carter, Betty, and Karen Harris.

"Realism in Adolescent Fiction: In Defense of The Chocolate War." Top of the News 36 (Spring 1980): 283-285.

This article furnishes a rebuttal to Norma Bagnall's earlier review.

Ellis, W. Geiger. "Cormier and the Pessimistic View." Alan Review 12 (Winter 1985): 10-12, 52-53. This discussion of Cormier's seeming pessimism appears in an entire issue focusing on Robert Cormier and his writings.

Janeczko, Paul. "An Interview with Robert Cormier." English Journal 66 (September 1977): 10-11. Discusses Cormier's career as a journalist and as a writer of fiction.

Schwartz, Tony. "Teen-Agers' Laureate...

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