Does Jerry Renault dare to disturb the universe? You wouldn't think that his refusal to sell chocolates during his
school's fundraiser would create such a stir, but it does; it's as if the whole school comes apart at the seams. To
some, Jerry is a hero, but to others, he becomes a scapegoat--a target for their pent-up hatred. And Jerry? He's just
trying to stand up for what he believes, but perhaps there is no way for him to escape becoming a pawn in this game of
control; students are pitted against other students, fighting for honor--or are they fighting for their lives? In 1974,
author Robert Cormier dared to disturb our universe when this book was first published. And now, with a new introduction
by the celebrated author, The Chocolate War stands ready to shock a new group of teen readers.