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Beyond the Chocolate War

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Beyond the Chocolate War

BEYOND THE CHOCOLATE WAR by Robert Cormier is a tale of dark deeds continuing at Trinity High School. 

Ray Bannister is new to Trinity High School and is spending the boring hours building a guillotine. Obie, Archie Costello's right hand man, is in love. Archie, commander of the secret school organization called the Vigils is disgusted and feels that Obie is moving away from him. 

It's the end of the school year. The CHOCOLATE WAR is past history, but not forgotten. What will Archie think up for a final assignment before he graduates? There's Fair Day and Skit Night to work with. 

Obie's break up with Laurie Gunderson puts his heart back into the Vigils. Now he has time to think up schemes to help Archie. One of his schemes will involve Ray Bannister and his guillotine. 

Who will succeed Archie as the Assignor of the Vigils? Will it be Bunting, Obie, or Emile Janza? The guillotine, the suicide of David Caroni, the assault on Laurie Gunderson, the frustration of the Brothers who teach and run Trinity High School all make for exciting and page-turning reading. And if you haven't read the first book, THE CHOCOLATE WAR, Robert Cormier's sequel, BEYOND THE CHOCOLATE WAR, will definitely pique your curiosity.

Reviewed by Audrey Marie Danielson on August 1, 1986

Beyond the Chocolate War
by Robert Cormier

  • Publication Date: August 1, 1986
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Laurel Leaf
  • ISBN-10: 044090580X
  • ISBN-13: 9780440905806