Keeping Realism in Fiction
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.
Tips for teens on building resiliency
An essay debating both sides of adapting a book into a film with The Chocolate War as a case study