That would be cool and I feel like it would add to the whole book. I don't know why it took me so long to get to the sequel, but I finally did. As a stand-alone I don't think it works, but for the reader who has invested a lot of commitment to The Chocolate War and wants something more - more character arcs, a more concentrated look at each individual, more soul and beyond just another great, but superficial story, then this delivers in spades. Refusing to sell chocolates in the annual Trinity school fund-raiser may not seem like a radical thing to do. Unfortunately, the end leaves the reader wanting more.
But while it moves on from the events of the first book, suggesting what the future of the school and its secret society may hold, its plot is still driven by the effects of the chocolate war we learned abo This is one of the few sequels out there that is as good as the original The Chocolate War in the same way. With new levels of unsettling mystery and behind-the-scenes swaps of allegiance and friendship being introduced almost constantly, shuffling in and out and around each other like a deck of cards manipulated in the experienced hands of a master magician, it's no wonder the suspense begins to build at an early stage in the story. With that said, I still feel it was very well written the book was one of the most descriptive books I have ever read. Not all of the bad people were punished, and there wasn't necessarily a sense that things would get better. Laurie made all the difference: let Bunting have his notebook.
It's still hard to imagine a high school that could get this messed up, but I guess that's part of Cormier's message: there are people in the world who are cruel enough to do just about anything, and others who will do just as much to escape the cruelty. I will grant that these things extend a reality and a more believable feel to the book, but I still infinitely prefer to do without it. I don't know how anyone could read either book and view the world afterward in quite the same way as they did before. In spite of this pleasure, Archie is troubled by his right-hand man, Obie, who has started to move away from the Virgils. Jerry and Goober, the friend who abandoned him to the wolves in the earlier book, try to decide whether to go along or resist the tide again when the bully who bashed Jerry in the first book comes calling.
There's also the suicide of one of Brother Leon's student-victims. Don't make waves, go with the flow. Robert Edmund Cormier January 17, 1925—November 2, 2000 was an American author, columnist and reporter, known for his deeply pessimistic, downbeat literature. But will anyone escape the wave of destruction Archie is leaving behind? And so did everyone else. But won't Archie be shocked when he discovers the surprise Obie has waiting for him? A new student, a transfer from Cape Cod named Ray Bannister, has kept to himself, practicing magic tricks, including the construction of a trick guillotine. The incident between Renault and the Vigils has rocked the school. Because it's Cormier, we know it didn't have to be that way.
His most popular works include I Am the Cheese, After the First Death, We All Fall Down and The Chocolate War, all of which have won awards. Plot summary The story continues a few months after The Chocolate War ends. While others continue to give adolescent boys a bad name. Bunting agrees, not knowing that it was Archie recommending all of the various illegal activities. Devious Archie Costello, commander of the secret school organizationcalled the Virgils, stall has some torturous assignments to hand out before he graduates. But no one at Trinity School can forget The Chocolate War.
I was very surprised my teacher reccomended this book to me. The school year is almost at an end, and the chocolate sale is past history. In spite of this pleasure, Archie is troubled that his right-hand man, Obie, has started to move away from the Vigils. On the surface this isn't really a book that I would be interested in and the premise of the story itself seems somewhat immature at first glance. Each victim takes a different track and the reader is compelled to identify with the choice made and wonder how he or she would behave in that situation. I just don't enjoy reading it.
But no one at Trinity School can forget The Chocolate War. Best Books for Young Teen Readers. Robert Cormier is a successful writer who pictures the typical lives of everyday people with extraordinary talent. Jerry Renault is less involved, but he has returned from being in Canada for recovery. It's almost the end of the year and many things have changed. There are many characters within 'Beyond the Chocolate War'. The time for revenge has come to those boys who secretly suffered the trials of Trinity.
Copyright 1922 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. The tension builds to the point at which it was hard for me not to glance ahead, just to ease up on the pain. I have really mixed feelings about this one, but I think that is mostly because my outlook of life differs so considerably from the book's. But won't Archie be shocked when he discovers the surprise Obie has waiting for him? Questions like 'does the author have nightmares for ten years with the circumstances he has given to the characters to live for the rest of their lives? The characters in this book are very richly developed and completely believable. Meanwhile, Archie's sometime confidant Obie, in wild love with Laurie Gundarson, loses interest in The Vigils; when Laurie is nearly raped by a trio of Vigils henchmen, Obie loses her--and vows revenge on Archie who inspired but didn't order the attack. And there are surprises waiting for others. The addition of Bunting - beautiful.
If The Chocolate War was too intense for you, this one definitely will be. The novel considers real life situations exaggerated for more effect is a very psychological manner. At the end of the year, Janza suggests to Bunting many changes to the way Archie ran the Vigils, including the use of physical force rather than , taxing students, and the selling of and. This book is just as dark and mature as the original. Now the only question is: Who will survive? So it's pretty fitting that that's what the book ends on.