I Am the Cheese

by: Robert Cormier

Suggested Essay Topics

In what ways does I Am the Cheese specifically appeal to teenage readers? How does it also appeal to adults?

Why do you think Adam takes his childhood stuffed animal, Pokey the Pig, in a package that is supposed to be for his father? Why would he, in his fantasy world, at least, want his father to have this item?

In what ways does Adam realize his dreams of becoming a writer? Refer specifically to his first person account of the bike trip.

In what ways are Grey and Brint similar, apart from their mutual goal of making sure neither David nor Adam know more than they are letting on?