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Robert Cormier's 'The Chocolate War.' (1 Viewer)


Senior Member
Hey guys,
In school at the moment we're reading the Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. It's alright, but I son't like it that much, in fact I had to force myself to read it. As opposed to every one else in my year who thinks it's the best thing ever written.

The same kind of thing happened lst year too, just the other way around. We had to read 'Tomorrow the Dark' which I really liked (probably because the whole thing's a whopping great metaphore, I like that kind of stuff) and everyone else absolutely hated.

Basically the question I'm asking is, if you have read the Chocolate War did you enjoy it or not? Then I'll know if it's me or them!


Senior Member
I thought it was OK. I had to read it for school, too. I mean there were some aspects that I thought were cool and others I didn't like too much.

There was one part where it described a kid (I think the boxer) who got horny every time he would beat someone up. And speaking of 'beat' - there was always some sort of insinuation towards masturbation in one chapter or another. There was a lot of sexual tension in the book.

Story's pretty good though.