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 ...Show synopsisThe 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.Hide synopsis
Chocolate War (Perfection Learning) – Hardcover (1986)
Hardcover, Perfection Learning 1986
ISBN: 0812415329 ISBN-13: 9780812415322
A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school's annual fund raising drive and arousing the wrath of the school bullies.A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school's annual fund raising drive and arousing the wrath of the school bullies.Hide
The Chocolate War takes the reader back to school days, (if they are not already in school) and its narrator, Jerry is dealing with many issues inclunding a recent death in the family and growing up. When his school starts a chocolate sale, Jerry becomes an outsider by what he does. This book is a favorite of mine, the writing see-saws between the fantasy thinking of a young boy and his dark reality. This book is definitely one for everyone to enjoy!
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