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I Am the Cheese

I Am the Cheese
 

First published in 1977, < I Am the Cheese< /I> provides an exciting introduction to psychological thrillers. This sensitive, emotional, subtly-crafted novel by Robert Cormier (author of < I>The Chocolate War< /I>) was a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, as well as a S... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781627655576
Barcode 9781627655576
Published 11 September 2007 by Perfection Learning
Format Library Binding
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Author(s) By Cormier, Robert
Series Laurel-Leaf Library
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ISBN-13 9781627655576
ISBN-10 1627655573
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Perfection Learning
Imprint Perfection Learning
Publication Date 11 September 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding
Author(s) By Cormier, Robert
Series Laurel-Leaf Library
Category Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 234 pp
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Organized crime, Intelligence service
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Before there was Lois Lowry s The Giver or M. T. Anderson s Feed, there was Robert Cormier s I Am the Cheese, a subversive classic that broke new ground for YA literature. A boy s search for his father becomes a desperate journey to unlock a secret past. But the past must not be remembered if the boy is to survive. As he searches for the truth that hovers at the edge of his mind, the boy and readers arrive at a shattering conclusion. 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 A horrifying tale of government corruption, espionage, and counter espionage told by an innocent young victim. . . . The buildup of suspense is terrific. School Library Journal, starred review An ALA Notable Children s Book A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Horn Book Fanfare A Library of Congress Children s Book of the Year A Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Nominee

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A horrifying tale . . . the buildup of suspense is terrific. - School Library Journal, Starred 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

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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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