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The Chocolate War
by Robert Cormier | Teens
Registered by LittleWhiteBird of Pasadena, California USA on 4/10/2010
Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by MyssCyn): travelling


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3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by LittleWhiteBird from Pasadena, California USA on Saturday, April 10, 2010

4 out of 10

I was pretty doubtfull about the book throughout. Why didn't any of the students tell their parents about the weird things that were going on at school? No parents at all seemed to be involved in anything at the school? That's pretty unbelievable. If there are really schools like that, especially "exclusive prep schools" like this one was supposed to be, that's really sad.

The end was very unsatisfying as well. I'm used by now to novels not having a happy or definite ending, but this was beyond that. More unfinished than any book even with planned sequels that I've ever read.

The cover of the audio book says "The Chocolate War is a brilliant, unflinching portrait of vicious mob cruelty and conformity in an exclusive prep school. A gripping story from one of the most provocative writers in modern young adult literature, it will hold you spellbound until the final, anguished fight on the football fields of Trinity School."

Well, the first sentence is true. But the story is not really gripping. I'm not easily giving up on books so I kept listening to it in the hopes it would improve, but this is so negative, it's definitely not suited for young adults. Every little glimps of courage and positive action is extinguished either immediately or after a while. That's worse than in the most grueling book or movie I've read and seen about eras like Nazi Germany even.

It's a disappointing and depressing book where the only lesson to be learned seemed to be that it's best to give up and conform because in the end everything will be useless anyway and the bad side wins. I guess some people like that kind of thing. 


Journal Entry 2 by LittleWhiteBird at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, April 10, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (4/10/2010 UTC) at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Releasing this into MyssCyns audio tapes bookbox. 


Journal Entry 3 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Well, here I've been sitting on this all this time, and didn't journal it.....

oddly enough it is going back to MyssCyn..... 


Journal Entry 4 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

6 out of 10

Shades of John LeCarre's "A Murder of Quality"! Another story about British rich kids and all their schemes and scandals..... something the world's had way too much of.... the fact that one of these twerps probably grew up to be someone like Kim Philby makes it all the more distasteful....

will be sending off ASAP...  


Journal Entry 5 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Released 5 yrs ago (8/23/2011 UTC) at Des Moines, Iowa USA

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Putting this into a box for MyssCyn. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingMyssCynwing at San Antonio, Texas USA on Monday, September 19, 2011

This book has not been rated.

I've worked for super rich people and they don't operate on the same plain that we mere mortals do so this may be an ineresting listen. Thanks for the RABCK John. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingMyssCynwing at San Antonio, Texas USA on Sunday, January 29, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 5 yrs ago (1/29/2012 UTC) at San Antonio, Texas USA

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Making up a few audio bookboxes for the tapes I will never get around to listening to. Please wild release anything you don't want when the ray is finished.

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