I Am the Cheese
by Robert Cormier
Summary: In this complicated, chilling novel of the savagery of modern society, Adam mentally relives his past while facing the interrogation and trauma of his present life as a guest of the government. An ALA Notable Children's Book.
Review: I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars, and if I could give it a thousand, I would.
This book was absolutely wonderful. I couldn’t put it down, couldn’t stop turning the page to find out what it was that he knew. It was extremely well written.
Often times, when I read a book this good, I don’t know what to say. It seems I can review terrible books and good books, but great books always sort of leave me speechless and I can’t begin to describe it.
I work part time in a used bookstore and The Outsiders came in and I told the owner how I was thinking about buying it. And he said, “If you like that book, you should really check out Hinton’s other novels. We don’t have any, but we do have some Cormier books that you may enjoy.”
He was definitely right. Just last week, a customer came in talking about this book and raving about it. He was right, too.
I can’t really say anything except it’s well written, dramatic, kind of dark, and incredibly interesting. It’s a must read. Since it is a Young Readers book, it’s fairly simple to read, though it is mature.