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Heroes

Heroes

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Robert Cormier wrote I Am the Cheese, which will forever be burned in my brain as it was a question at pub trivia that I got incorrect a few months back. However, the positive outlook is shown to be false, as the veterans are later presented as pessimistic people, especially Arthur Rivier, who struggles to cope with not talking about the war. There is a fine line between what it means to be a good or bad person and Cormier showed us just how blurred the line can be. There is however something that Larry tries to hide from them all, but in his weakness fails to control himself, and here the dark theme and his morality is eventually revealed. This, my seventh read of the year, is a remarkable book, short and light but it packs an emotional punch.

He is the keeper of the “Frenchtown Warriors” scrapbook: a collection of news clippings about the young men of Frenchtown who fought in World War II. Over the course of the book we find out why Francis has it out for this man and get a glimpse into his life before the war, and his short-lived relationship with a girl from his hometown who he was and continues to be in love with, Nicole Renard. As Francis leaves, he hears the sound of gunshots coming from Larry’s building, indicating that Larry has committed suicide. But Cormier cleverly reveals his underlying desire for revenge, which is masked as a noble patriotic obligation. Francis also has one goal and that is too kill his mentor, after finding out why, you are hopping that he pulls the trigger not only on his mentor but also on his self.

Francis is a very sympathetic character I would recommend this book to anyone who is bored with books with cliché plots and predictable endings. When they run out of conversation topics, Francis asks to see Nicole again, and she declines and leaves. Although no doubt a brave act but in doing so he also saves his own life and as such could be equally regarded as a simple act of self-preservation. His plan backfired as this did not kill him, merely mutilated him horribly, and his actions were seen as bravery for defending his comrades and he was given a Silver Star medal for outstanding courage. Paralyzed by fear and confusion, Francis remained hidden until Nicole burst from the darkness and realized that Francis had been standing there the whole time.

He hopes to rekindle his relationship with her but she rebuffs him, claiming that she can never forget his betrayal at the Wreck Center. stars but as I couldn't give it that, I've given it 4 stars because it definitely leans more towards four than three on the star spectrum. Heroes, published in 1998, is a novel written by American author Robert Cormier who is known for addressing darker subjects in his books for young adults.Despite what I said before about it being the structure rather than the content that contributes to the book's success, I find the themes that are interwoven throughout the story to be very effective, particularly that of heroism and what defines it, war in its many forms, love, and the loss of innocence.



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