Additional Resources for I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier

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Keeley, Jennifer, Understanding "I Am the Cheese," Lucent Books, 2001.

Part of Lucent's Understanding Great Literature series, this volume is geared toward a younger audience than the Twayne volumes. This book includes an illustrated biography, a plot summary, character sketches, analysis, excerpts from reviews, and an annotated bibliography.

Nodelman, Perry, "Robert Cormier Does a Number," in Children's Literature in Education, Summer 1983, pp. 94-103.

Nodelman offers a reader-response analysis of I Am the Cheese, tracing his own reactions to unfolding elements in the novel. He shows how Cormier intentionally tricks the reader into misinterpreting what is going on until the horrible truth is revealed at the end.

Silvey, Anita, "An Interview with Robert Cormier," in the Horn Book Magazine, March/April 1985, pp. 145-55, and May/June 1985, pp. 289-96.

Spread over two issues, much of this interview focuses on Cormier's fifth young adult novel, which is

Beyond the Chocolate War (1985). Along...

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