Keeping Realism in Fiction

Letter from Robert Cormier to Elizabeth 2 February 1994

Letter from Robert Cormier to Elizabeth 2 February 1994

Robert Cormier thanks a fan for her comments on his writing but still defends including unseemly parts in The Chocolate War to realistically portray life at a boy’s school. He praises the strength of teens and shares his objections to the film version of The Chocolate War.

Related Links:

Tips for teens on building resiliency
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/bounce.aspx

An essay debating both sides of adapting a book into a film with The Chocolate War as a case study
http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2012/03/08/defending-the-hollywood-ending-robert-cormier-on-film/