Unlike other novels with pre-quels, Beyond The Chocolate War does not give readers a disadvantage and unfulfilling plot if they have not read the pre-quel.
It may have been easier however to know the background of some of the characters that were carried over from the previous book but this novel but this novel has a fine stand alone story.
He is also the author of After The First Death the set novel for year 10 this year.
As the names suggest, these books revolve around the same classification: conflict however these are not your common books about pure physical war and battle but it adresses the other side of conflict – the thoughts racing though the characters minds.
Both also experienced students trying to take their life.
Beyond The Chocolate War continues and shows the aftermath of The Chocolate War.The leader or “assigner” gives out the pranks to be carried to its members and no-one dares to defy the assigner.Without any choice, the members must complete the pranks which have caused depression and anxiety to many students and even teachers.Beyond The Chocolate War, a novel written by Robert Cormier is the compelling sequel to The Chocolate War.Robert Cormier is a successful writer who pictures the typical lives of everyday people with extraordinary talent.These plans included the usage of attempted assaults, rapes and murders.Many of the characters in this novel were disturbed and had trouble within their life – which drove them to the creation of the plans.It was made known throughout the book that he obviously needed help from his family, teachers and peers alike but did not receive it.The most important factor of the book was a secret society called the Vigils within a Catholic school called Trinity High School.Obie abhors his role in the inclusion to the senseless pranks but after an “assignment” placed upon Obie and his girlfriend that involved an attempted rape without his knowing, he plans for the destruction of Archie Costello. The chapters that describes David’s thoughts are like a time bomb waiting to go off, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat.The title is significant as it refers to the happenings beyond/after The Chocolate War, other than that the title does not show some other deeper meaning. ” To make it even more realistic he includes various swear words and profane language in the students dialogues.