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The Chocolate War

Audiobook
One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders and John Knowles's A Separate Peace.

After suffering rejection from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut in 1974, and quickly became a bestselling—and provocative—classic for young adults. This chilling portrait of an all-boys prep school casts an unflinching eye on the pitfalls of conformity and corruption in our most elite cultural institutions.
"Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful."—The New York Times Book Review

"[Frank] Muller's mesmerizing narration underlines Jerry's frustrations with sports, school, family, and life. He captures the tone and cadences of the male cast, from Jerry's growing disillusionment and Archie's sly intimidation to the chilling menace in Brother Leon's voice...ln his foreword, Cormier admits he wrote this for adults, not knowing that writing for young adults was even a possibility. Yet it has become a controversial and often banned YA classic, rich in themes—bullying, fitting in versus being true to oneself, dealing with peer pressure—that resonate as profoundly today as they did when this was published, in 1974."—Booklist, starred review

"The characterizations of all the boys are superb."—School Library Journal, starred review
"Compellingly immediate. . . . Readers will respect the uncompromising ending."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice
A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year

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Publisher: Books on Tape Edition: Unabridged
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OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780739345078
  • File size: 164769 KB
  • Release date: July 13, 2004
  • Duration: 05:43:16

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780739345078
  • File size: 165284 KB
  • Release date: June 27, 2006
  • Duration: 05:43:16
  • Number of parts: 5


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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.4
Lexile® Measure:820
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:7-12

One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders and John Knowles's A Separate Peace.

After suffering rejection from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut in 1974, and quickly became a bestselling—and provocative—classic for young adults. This chilling portrait of an all-boys prep school casts an unflinching eye on the pitfalls of conformity and corruption in our most elite cultural institutions.
"Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful."—The New York Times Book Review

"[Frank] Muller's mesmerizing narration underlines Jerry's frustrations with sports, school, family, and life. He captures the tone and cadences of the male cast, from Jerry's growing disillusionment and Archie's sly intimidation to the chilling menace in Brother Leon's voice...ln his foreword, Cormier admits he wrote this for adults, not knowing that writing for young adults was even a possibility. Yet it has become a controversial and often banned YA classic, rich in themes—bullying, fitting in versus being true to oneself, dealing with peer pressure—that resonate as profoundly today as they did when this was published, in 1974."—Booklist, starred review

"The characterizations of all the boys are superb."—School Library Journal, starred review
"Compellingly immediate. . . . Readers will respect the uncompromising ending."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice
A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Books on Tape
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    Awards:

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780739345078
    File size: 164769 KB
    Release date: July 13, 2004
    Duration: 05:43:16

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780739345078
    File size: 165284 KB
    Release date: June 27, 2006
    Duration: 05:43:16
    Number of parts: 5

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.4
    Lexile® Measure: 820
    Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)
    Text Difficulty: 7-12
  • Reviews

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