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Books by Robert Cormier

  • Heroes

    Robert Cormier

    Product Code: AAM3
    Paperback
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    'What if I told him I am not the hero he thinks I am . . .?' Maimed and disfigured whilst fighting in the World War Two, young Francis Cassavant is returning to his hometown as a hero. But one who must hide both his face and his identity. For his past holds a bitter secret, one which he has vowed to revenge and which he can resolve only through his final, desperate plan: to destroy the man who betrayed him as a boy. Left without a face or a future, but sustained by his deep sense of shame, Francis watches. He thinks of the gun in his duffel bag and waits, alone, for the return of another supposed hero. Praise for Robert Cormier: The Chocolate War 'This is a tour de force and tour de force of realism' - Times The Bumblebee Flies Away 'A novel you are unlikely to forget' - Times
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  • After the First Death

    Robert Cormier

    Product Code: AUOJZ
    Paperback
    AFTER THE FIRST DEATH is a brilliantly tense hostage drama, by Robert Cormier, the acclaimed author of THE CHOCOLATE WAR. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. On the outskirts of a small American town, a bus-load of young children is being held hostage. The hijackers are a cold and ruthless group, opposed to the secret government agency Inner Delta. At the centre of the battle are three teenagers. Miro is the terrorist with no past and no emotions. Kate is the bus driver, caught up in the nightmare, and Ben is the General's son who must act as a go-between. The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.
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  • The Chocolate War

    Robert Cormier

    Product Code: ADCWV
    Paperback 11 years +
    When new boy Jerry Renault refuses to take part in Trinity School's annual chocolate sale, the consequences are devastating in Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War.

    Archie Costello, the leader of the Vigils - a secret society that rules the school - has been asked by the headmaster to help sell 20,000 boxes of chocolate in the annual fundraising effort. Archie, the Assigner, sees this as the perfect chance to assert his power further - but freshman Jerry Renault is not having this...

    Jerry steadfastly refuses to sell chocolates and doesn't buck into the enormous mental and physical pressure he is put under - unveiling a corrupt regime which leads to tragedy in the process. An absorbing read for teenagers which will encourage them to ask questions about the world we live in.
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