The Chocolate War Series


by Robert Cormier (Author)

Book Cover for the Chocolate War Series
Reading level: Ages 13 and up
Books in series: 2
Read in order: Yes
Next book: Finished
Tags: classics  boys  realistic fiction  school 

One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and John Knowles’s A Separate Peace.
 
After suffering rejection from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut in 1974, and quickly became a bestselling—and provocative—classic for young adults. This chilling portrait of an all-boys prep school casts an unflinching eye on the pitfalls of conformity and corruption in our most elite cultural institutions.

“Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“The characterizations of all the boys are superb.”—School Library Journal, starred review

“Compellingly immediate. . . . Readers will respect the uncompromising ending.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Chocolate War Series Books in Order

 Print series book list

1. The Chocolate War  (1974)
2. Beyond the Chocolate War  (1985)