I Am the Cheese

I Am the Cheese

Unknown - 1977
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To commemorate the 20th anniversary of its publication, Alfred A. Knopf is proud to reissueI Am The Cheesein hardcover with an introduction by Robert Cormier.  " An ALA Notable Children's Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults AHorn BookFanfare Honor Book ASchool Library JournalBest Book of the Year ANew York TimesOutstanding Book of the Year Winner of the 1997 Phoenix Award by the Children's Literature Association  
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 1977
ISBN: 9780394834627
Branch Call Number: FIC Cormi
Characteristics: 233 p


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Nov 24, 2017

Although I loved reading prior to reading this book, I'd read primarily The Baby-Sitter's Club, Beverly Cleary, and Judy Blume books, all of which were very good. But I remember reading "I Am the Cheese" in the 6th grade and thinking, "Oh... THAT is what a book can do" when I finished. It was an amazing feeling, and I went on to read After the First Death, The Chocolate War, We All Fall Down and others by Robert Cormier. I highly recommend these books for anyone interested in puzzle solving and what makes people tick. I recently re-read the book for the first time in over 25 years, and I found it just as affecting.

Apr 17, 2017

This was the first book I discovered (in 7th grade) that began my lifelong love of reading. At that age I found this book to be very thought-provoking and much more substantive than many of the books I had been exposed to in a classroom setting.

As an adult and a reader, I still love "I Am the Cheese" and I am eternally grateful for the doors it opened to me.

JeanneWu Jun 08, 2012

Very hard to understand but if you have a guide to help you understand the reading, you'll be surprised of the crazy future of Adam Farmer.


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Jul 03, 2015

Adam Farmer sets off on a quest to find his father. But in order to do so, he must delve back into his anomalous past, reliving the memories of his secretive, paranoid life. Helping him is a doctor named Brint. But Brint also has a secret, and when Adam arrives at his destination, the gripping truth will be revealed.

JeanneWu Jun 08, 2012

Adam Farmer has a dangerous past that people try to unravel out of him. Throughout the book, Adam goes through a great adventure between finding his dad and trying to remember his past. Though, here's the catch, if he does remember his mysterious life, he will not be allowed to live because the details are top secret and the information that will be spread around by him will put the government in great danger.

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JeanneWu Jun 08, 2012

JeanneWu thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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JeanneWu Jun 08, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Every scene where Adam remembers his past.


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JeanneWu Jun 08, 2012

"He wondered if he should tell him about the clues.
T: What clues?
A: What do you mean, 'clues'?
T: What you just said--you used the word 'clues.'
He retreated into silence. Could the doctor read his mind?" (Cormier 10-11)

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