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Robert Cormier Essay

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Robert Cormier was born in January 17,1925 in the very small city of Leominster, Massachusetts located in the north-central part of the state.His father lived in the same place for all of his life, he died in 1959(Young Adult Authors).Cormier's first job was a journalist. Cormier went to college for only one year at the Fitchburg State Teachers College. His first book was the Chocolate War. Robert had only one award for his works which was the Honorary Doctorate(Young Adult Authors).The information that you are about to read is based on Robert Cormier(pronounced cor-MEER) and his life. It is from two different sources,if you don't agree with any of this information you can consult the two sources on your own time not mine.He likes to weave his life into his books(Ex. 3 story apartment in which he lived, monuments, and parochial schools he went to.Cormier has written 16 books total none of which are autobiographical. 10 of these books are: After the First Death, Beyond the Chocolate War, the Bumblebee Flies Anyway, the Chocolate War, Fade, I Am the Cheese, In the Middle of the Night, Tenderness, Tunes for Bears to Dance to, and We All Fall Down(Young Adult Authors). Here are 2 summarys: Heros Cormier quietly and remorselessly probes nature of heroism as it is reflected through the remains of a young life, shattered by a terible act Francis Joseph Cassavant 18 yrs. old. Just got back from WWII with no face, but he does have a gun and a mission: to murder his childhood hero(Random House). Tenderness In Tenderness Cormier has dared to confront ultimate depravity in the tale of an 18-year-old serial killer, the 15-year old runaway who becomes fixated on him, and an old cop that suspects more than he can prove. Their interlocking needs motivate a...

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