Monday, November 9, 2009

I Am The Cheese by Robert Cormier

I Am The Cheese is an excellent book built around a mosaic that leads to a nice twist ending.

We are introduced to a boy, Adam Farmer, as he rides his bicycle on cross-state journey to take a packaged to his father.

Along the way, he encounters big dogs, bullies who try to steal the package and his bike, and memories of his girlfriend - whom he should have called before leaving.

Between the scenes of his trip, you read transcripts of taped conversations between Adam and someone who is trying to help him remember his past.

As the chapters progress, you learn important information as Adam begins to remember more about his parents and his own life.

This book is a great suspense novel that would make a great movie. In fact, they did make it into a movie and I think they should do a remake. It's time we experienced the excellence in true fashion.

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