Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Teaser Tuesdays

It is totally time for Teaser Tuesday, that splendid day of the week where we let our current read fall open to any arbitrary page and provide a two-sentence teaser quote from somewhere between lines 7 and 12.

This week's quote will be coming from The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier (c) 1974.

"He made you feel guilty all the time. Christ, the world couldn't be as bad as Archie said it was. But hearing the shouts of the kids in the bleachers, impatient for the fight to get underway, Carter wondered," (p. 232).
The Chocolate War is a delicious YA read (pun totally intended on that one) and Cormier (now deceased) was the winner of multiple awards, including the Margaret A. Edwards award for lifetime achievement in young adult literature.

The summary of The Chocolate War on teensread.com says, "Watching someone take a stand is easy; doing it yourself can be absolutely terrifying. That's what Jerry Renault learns when he refuses to participate in his school's annual candy drive and incurs the wrath of the ruling clique of students--a wrath egged on by the school's administration. The ending, which takes place in a boxing ring, is brutal, frightening, and completely mesmerizing."

3 comments:

Erin said...

It's a really good trilogy! Especially Vote for Larry, which is interesting to read in light of the upcoming election.

Someone just recommended The Chocolate Wars to me a few days ago. Now I'll definitely have to check it out!

Heather said...

I hope you enjoy The Chocolate Wars, the author is a bit of a legend and I'm finding that he deserves that pretigious reputation.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

Interesting teaser - thanks for sharing!

Here is my first teaser post:
http://wendisbookcorner.blogspot.com/2008/10/teaser-tuesday-kushiels-mercy-by.html
~ Wendi