||Tunes For Bears To Dance To is about when Henry's
brother dies, and what happens afterward. Henry's family moves to
a new town. Once there, each deals with the grief and loss in his/her
own way. Henry's father retreats into a nearly catatonic depression.
His mother throws herself into the business of keeping the family afloat.
Henry himself goes to work for Mr. Hairston, the local grocer, a secretive
and suspicious man who routinely refers to his customers as "kikes, Polacks,
and greaseballs."It is Mr. Hairston who holds power over Henry's life.
He will buy a monument for Henry's brother's grave and make certain that
Henry's mother gets a raise. But, he exacts a terrible price from
Henry in doing so. Robert Cormier has developed an intriguing book
about post-world war life.
The Chocolate War
Trinity School has a gang. The gang has been tightly
woven together, but a conflict erupts.One kid, has decided to join this
gang, but must go through an initiation process. This involves not
selling chocolates. The kid decided to take this a little too far.
It becomes a contest of wits. What will happen to the child?
Read The Chocolate War to find out.
|After The First Death
is a wonderful book about Milo, a freedom fighter, whose assignment is
to kill the bus driver. It is also about Kate Forrester, the bus driver
and caretaker of the children diring the kidnapping. These two unique
people have many experiences, and at last survive their ordeal. The
thing is, Milo has not finished his assignment. Can he shoot Kate?
Read this wonderful book and find out whether Kate survives.