I was left with questions and I'm still hoping Jerry wins his war.He acted guided by his values and he truly changed his universe.The grasp of the schools secret society, the Vigils, will have a greater impact on his life than he would ever imagine.
Jerry is the idealist, Archie is the egocentric coward and Leon the manipulative abusive.
They represent the best and the worst and therefore are interesting and capture the readers attention.
I read this book on a leap of faith, no doubt an excellent decision.
The Chocolate War is a great book and is one I would like all of you to read.
From the beginning to the end, I kept hoping for the hero to grab a moment of victory, or at least, savor a little justice.
That moment of redemption never came and with no doubt it makes Cormier's novel a more unique and certainly, unpredictable YA story.
On the other hand, Obie, Carter and Goober could do more.
After reading the book, these three left some unresolved conflicts: Obie's emotional dichotomy of admiration/hate against Archie, Carter false sense of control and authority- Archie marionette and Goober motivations for abandoning everything he enjoys.
Jerry’s assignment is to refuse to sell any chocolates for ten days during the school’s fundraiser.
Jerry decides after the ten days to still refuse to sell chocolates, which puts him at heads with the Vigils and sadistic vice principal Brother Leon.