This compelling New Casebook is the first essay collection devoted to the work of groundbreaking American author Robert Cormier. Written by a team of international children's literature experts, the volume offers a variety of critical and theoretical approaches to the range of Cormier's controversial young adult novels. The newly-commissioned essays explore the author's earlier best-known writings for teenagers as well as his later less critically examined texts, focussing on key issues such as adolescence, identity, bullying and child corruption. Recognizing Cormier's achievement, this long-overdue critical resource is essential reading for anyone with an interest in his influential work and lasting impact on young adult fiction.
'Offers diverse perspectives on Cormier's oeuvre and gives the reader many ways into his work.' - Janet Kaufman, University of Utah, USA 'The various essays work successfully together to provide the reader with a wide range of critical approaches to diverse texts within Cormier's oeuvre.' - Elizabeth Thiel, University of Roehampton, UK