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I am the Cheese: A Novel

I am the Cheese: A Novel (Paperback)

By Cormier, Robert

In this complicated, chilling novel of the savagery of modern society, Adam mentally relives his past while facing the interrogation and trauma of his present life as a guest of the government. An ALA Notable Children's Book.

ISBN 9780440940609
Published 31 March 1999 by Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Format Paperback
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Series Laurel-Leaf Library
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ISBN-13 9780440940609
ISBN-10 0440940605
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Imprint Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publication Date 31 March 1999
International Publication Date 1 November 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Cormier, Robert
Series Laurel-Leaf Library
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 214
Dimensions Width: 107mm
Height: 175mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 120g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Organized crime, Intelligence service
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Young adult;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

It's cold as I pedal along, the wind like a snake slithering up my sleeves and into my jacket and my pants legs, too. But I keep pedaling.... A boy's search for his father becomes a desperate journey to unlock a secret past. But it is a past that must not be remembered -- if the boy is to survive.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A horrifying tale . . . the buildup of suspense is terrific. - School Library Journal, Starred <br> AN ABSORBING, EVEN brilliant job. The book is assembled in mosaic fashion: a tiny chip here, a chip there. . . . Everything is related to something else; everything builds and builds to a fearsome climax. . . . Cormier . . . has the knack of making horror out of the ordinary, as the masters of suspense know how to do. - The New York Times Book Review <p> From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author's Bio

Robert Cormier (1925-2000) changed the face of young adult literature over the course of his illustrious career. His many books include The Chocolate War, I Am the Cheese, Fade, Tenderness, After the First Death, Heroes, Frenchtown Summer, and The Rag and Bone Shop. In 1991 he received the Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring his lifetime contribution to writing for teens.

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