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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
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Feb 01, 09

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bookshelves: the-wonder-years, young-adult, 2009, bullying
Read in January, 2009

Lean and mean, great allegorical writing; for me, what happens at Trinity is Nazi Europe in a nutshell -- it's easy to see the Vigils all growed up and goose-kicking their way through murder and mayhem. Evil exists in even the most innocuous, seemingly innocent places...like a prep school, and the preppie students who go there. A little power can fuel a lot of misdeeds and looking the other way is how evil wins. While I feel this book has a lot to offer, especially for its intended audience, and remains relevant even for today's teens, it falls short of Lord of the Flies, one of the most important books ever written, one of the best stories ever told.

Evil prevails when good men do nothing
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