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."