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“I can’t remember a time, really, when I haven’t been a writer. . . . Reading and writing were the two great escapes of my life and I suppose they still are.”—Robert Cormier

Robert Cormier is a Margaret A. Edwards Award winner, and his books repeatedly appear on the best books lists of the American Library Association, The New York Times, and School Library Journal.


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Robert Cormier (pronounced kor-MEER) lived all his life in Leominster, Massachusetts, a small town in the north-central part of the state, where he grew up as part of a close, warm community of French Canadian immigrants... Read More


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8 Plus 1
Written by Robert Cormier
Paperback

Meet seventeen-year-old Mike, who visits his grandmother's bedside and learns a family secret.



A divorced father who discovers only love, not bribes, can keep his daughter 'his' on Thursdays.



And Jerry, a young boy desperately looking for the missing Grover Cleveland card to complete his set of president cards.



Here are nine stories by... Read More
 





8 Plus 1
Written by Robert Cormier
eBook

Seventeen-year-old Mike visits his grandmother’s bedside and learns a family secret. 
 
A divorced father discovers that only love, not bribes, can keep his daughter “his” on Thursdays.
 
A young white boy finds that friendship—and betrayal—can cross racial boundaries.
 
Robert Cormier is one of America’s most acclaimed writers for young adults. Here are nine touching...

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After the First Death
Written by Robert Cormier
Paperback

Who will be the next to die?



They've taken the children. And the son of a general. But that isn't enough.



More horrors must come... Read More
 





After the First Death
Written by Robert Cormier
eBook

Sixteen-year-old Miro had instructions to kill the bus driver immediately.
 
They would then take the busload of children to the bridge and begin the standoff. Artkin was Miro’s mentor; the mastermind behind this act of terrorism that would get the world’s attention. 
But Artkin had told Miro that the bus driver would be an...

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Beyond the Chocolate War
Written by Robert Cormier
Paperback

The school year is almost at an end, and the chocolate sale is past history.  But no one at Trinity School can forget The Chocolate War.

Devious Archie Costello, commander of the secret school organizationcalled the Virgils, stall has some torturous assignments to hand out before he graduates.  In spite of this pleasure, Archie... Read More
 





Beyond the Chocolate War
Written by Robert Cormier
eBook

The school year is almost at an end, and the chocolate sale is ancient history. But no one at Trinity School can forget the Chocolate War.
 
Devious Archie Costello, commander of the secret school organization called the Vigils, still has some torturous assignments to hand out before he graduates. In spite of...

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The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
Written by Robert Cormier
eBook

They are all going to die. All of the patients at the Complex are terminal, with no hope of reprieve. But they’ve volunteered to come here, to this experimental clinic to allow themselves to be test subjects. Still, they’re all going to die.
 
All except Barney. Barney cannot remember much about his...

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The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
Written by Robert Cormier
Paperback

Sixteen-year-old Barney can't remember life before the Complex, an experimental clinlc. He knows he's different--he's the control subject. Then he uncovers a terrible secret about himself, a secret that drives him to fulfill his and his fellow subjects' ultimate dream. The Bumblebee must fly! Read More
 





The Chocolate War
Written by Robert Cormier
Trade Paperback

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... Read More
 





The Chocolate War
Written by Robert Cormier
Paperback

Stunned by his mother's recent death and appalled by the way his father sleepwalks through life, Jerry Renault, a New England high school student, ponders the poster in his locker-Do I dare disturb the universe?

Part of his universe is Archie Costello, leader of a secret school societ-the Virgils-and master of intimidation.  Archie... Read More
 





The Chocolate War
Written by Robert Cormier
Hardcover

Reissued now in hardcover with a new introduction by the author, Cormier's chilling look at the insidious world of gang intimidation and the abuse of power in a boys' boarding school is no less relevant today than it was in 1974. Read More
 





The Chocolate War
Written by Robert Cormier
eBook

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... Read More
 





Fade
Written by Robert Cormier
Trade Paperback

IT IS THE summer of 1938 when young Paul Moreaux discovers he can “fade.” First bewildered, then thrilled with the power of invisibility, Paul experiments. But his “gift” soon shows him shocking secrets and drives him toward a chilling act.

“Imagine what might happen if Holden Caufield stepped into H. G. Wells’... Read More
 





Fade
Written by Robert Cormier
eBook

IT IS THE summer of 1938 when young Paul Moreaux discovers he can “fade.” First bewildered, then thrilled with the power of invisibility, Paul experiments. But his “gift” soon shows him shocking secrets and drives him toward a chilling act.

“Imagine what might happen if Holden Caufield stepped into H. G. Wells’... Read More
 





Frenchtown Summer
Written by Robert Cormier
Illustrated by Dan Krovatin
eBook

Eugene is remembering the summer of 1938 in Frenchtown, a time when he began to wonder “what I was doing here on the planet Earth.” Here in vibrant, exquisite detail are his lovely mother, his aunts and uncles, cousins and friends, and especially his beloved, enigmatic father. Here, too, is the... Read More
 





Heroes
Written by Robert Cormier
Paperback

Francis Joseph Cassavant is eighteen. He has just returned home from the Second World War, and he has no face. He does have a gun and a mission: to murder his childhood hero.

Francis lost most of his face when he fell on a grenade in France. He received the Silver Star... Read More
 





Heroes
Written by Robert Cormier
eBook

Francis Joseph Cassavant is 18. He has just returned home from the Second World War, and he has no face. He does have a gun and a mission: to murder his childhood hero. 
 
Francis lost most of his face when he fell on a grenade in France. He received the Silver Star...

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I Am the Cheese
Written by Robert Cormier
Paperback

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... Read More
 





I Am the Cheese
Written by Robert Cormier
eBook

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... Read More
 





I Am the Cheese
Written by Robert Cormier
Trade Paperback

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... Read More
 





I Have Words to Spend
Written by Robert Cormier
Trade Paperback

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In the Middle of the Night
Written by Robert Cormier
eBook

Denny answered the phone. 
 
He was forbidden to ever answer the phone, but at 16, he figured his dad’s rule was just stupid.
And Denny is soon plunged into a terrifying ordeal of revenge and madness for a horrific incident that happened 25 years before. 

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In the Middle of the Night
Written by Robert Cormier
Paperback

Eight years before Denny Colbert was born, his father was involved in a tragic accident that killed 22 children. Now Denny is 16, and all he wants is to be like other kids his age. But he isn't allowed to answer the telephone or have a driver's license, and his family... Read More
 





The Rag and Bone Shop
Written by Robert Cormier
eBook

Twelve-year old Jason is accused of the brutal murder of a young girl. Is he innocent or guilty? The shocked town calls on an interrogator with a stellar reputation: he always gets a confession. The confrontation between Jason and his interrogator forms the chilling climax of this terrifying look at what... Read More
 





The Rag and Bone Shop
Written by Robert Cormier
Paperback

Twelve-year old Jason is accused of the brutal murder of a young girl. Is he innocent or guilty? The shocked town calls on an interrogator with a stellar reputation: he always gets a confession. The confrontation between Jason and his interrogator forms the chilling climax of this terrifying look at what... Read More
 

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