The Chocolate War (Puffin Teenage Books)

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The headmaster of Trinity College asks Archie Costello, the leader of the Vigils, a secret society that rules the school, to help with the selling of 20,000 boxes of chocolates in the annual fund-raising effort. Archie sees the chance of adding to his power - he is the Assigner, handing out to the boys tasks to be performed if they are to survive in the school. Freshman, Jerry Renault, a newcomer to the corrupt regime, refuses to sell chocolates. Enormous mental and physical pressure is put on him but he will not give in - the result is an inevitable, explosive tragedy.

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The Chocolate War is uncompromising and unsentimental. It is doubtful, and finally irrelevant, whether Mr Cormier was writing for adolescents or for adults, any more than William Golding was concerned with a specific audience as he wrote Lord of the Flies, with which this novel stands comparison ( TES )

Getting inside the souls of adolescents seems to be Cormier's particular gift ( Publishing Weekly )

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CAN ONE SMALL BOY DEFEAT THE MIGHT OF THE VIGILS?

Jerry's one of the best: honest, straightforward and hard working. He's just scraped into the football team at his new school, and things are looking good.

Then he meets Archie, leader of the Vigils, the school Mafia. Archie can see straight away that Jerry's not going to fit in with the Vigils – and if you're not in with them, you're very definitely OUT.

Jerry wants to be out when the school sale comes round. Who says he has to sell chocolates? But Archie's help has been enlisted by one of the masters, and Archie has his reputation to uphold. Jerry MUST conform…

"A quick-firing journalistic exposure of the more atrocious processes of growing up. Can't happen here? It can and it does. Daily."
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