Julia Simonyan P4 Ms. I can't see this being added to anyone's all-time favorites list, so why is it so popular? I'd be lying if I said my hatred of high school didn't taint my enjoyment of this book.
This a good movie with an exciting ending and good actors. I couldn't wait to leave. Honestly, Cormier did too good a job capturing the least favorite part of my life.
Only The Goober remains Jerry's friend but does little to protect him. The screen writer changed a few things. On the other hand, the setting was pretty much what I anticipated.
It was a little too gloomy for my liking. Don't get me wrong, while I came in for my fair share of abuse in high school, I wasn't overtly targeted.
A few others of his have been made into movies, most notably I Am the Cheese and The Bumblebee Flies Anywaybut The Chocolate War remains a masterpiece both on the page and on the screen.
My three-star rating might've been a four. I loved and hated "The Chocolate War".
I think they could have done better with the casting and got a better actor for Jerry and Obie.