Cormier, Robert. I Am the Cheese. Pantheon Books, 1977.
———. Beyond the Chocolate War. Laurel Leaf, 1986.
———. The Bumblebee Flies Anyway. Laurel Leaf, 1991.
———. Fade. Delacorte Press, 1988.
———. We All Fall Down. Delacorte Press, 1991.
———. After the First Death. Pantheon Book, 1979.
Keeley, Jennifer. Understanding I Am the Cheese (Understanding Great Literature). Lucent Books, 2000.
That's my favorite quote from the book and it makes Jerry realize that individuality isn't very meritorious because of the people of the world who will aim to bring you down. This was perfect.
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Be very clear. There is a mistake. It was David Caroni who was blackmailed by Brother Leon into exposing the Vigils as the reason why Jerry did not sell chocolates. It was NOT Brian Cochran.
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If there's anything that's been annoying me horribly, is the question of why Jerry and Obie never report the bullying? Did Cormier himself, think that asking authority for help was for pansies; Or am I missing the whole pointlessness of this stupid and dismal story. Yeah, I understand that not everyone would like you in life, but why did He (the writer) have to be so sadistic? I got help when I was bullied, and everything was fine. I guess I just never got a pleasurable rise out of this guy's work. (And I read this twice in my life, plus wat... Read more→