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Heroes is a teen novel and is a story of Francis Joseph Cassavant, who at the age of eighteen has been horribly disfigured when he lost most of his face jumping on a grenade in France during WWII to save some of his fellow comrades. The veterans express pessimism about the future and a lack of confidence in the ability of the GI Bill to help them rebuild their lives. At the end of the story as Francis makes his way to LeSalle's flat, up the stairs and into his room. Cormier is also the author of the award-winning novel, The Chocolate War-- one of the most frequently challenged books in the United States between 1990 and 2000 according to the American Library Association. The ending is a bit ambiguous but considering it’s written by Robert Cormier, I took the more pessimistic interpretation to probably be the right one.

and he is the main focus of Francis's mission due to his treatment and abuse of Nicole, but after his encounter with Francis, he ends up committing suicide himself.

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.

Francis’ backstory and the heartbreaking reason he felt like he had to go to war are interesting, adding to the pathos of what is both a untraditional story about war and a chronicle of innocence lost. Some critics have suggested that the character of Francis Cassavant is based on the author Robert Cormier. Francis tells how his unsightly appearance often shocks and disturbs passers-by, and as a measure to prevent this wears a white, silk aviator's scarf around the lower half of his face given to him by his hospital friend Enrico, and a Red Sox cap lowered down over his face. The book follows Francis, a boy who decided to go off to war after seeing his childhood hero rape his girlfirend. I could argue that the book was anti-climatic but I wasn't disappointed when Francis wouldn't shoot Larry.Nicole Renard: Nicole moves to Frenchtown from Albany and immediately becomes the subject of Francis's attention.

The two spend a night reminiscing about the town, and Norman eventually tells Francis that Nicole and her family suddenly left Frenchtown shortly after Francis enlisted. Francis gradually slowly his past and his motivation for murder leaving the reader wondering if Francis is punishing Larry for his misdeeds or himself for his own inaction? Larry was the first young man of Monument to enlist in the armed forces, leaving the Wreck Center closed in the wake of his departure.

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. Francis is a very sympathetic character I would recommend this book to anyone who is bored with books with cliché plots and predictable endings.

His most popular works include I Am the Cheese, After the First Death, We All Fall Down and The Chocolate War, all of which have won awards. But Cormier cleverly reveals his underlying desire for revenge, which is masked as a noble patriotic obligation. At first Francis is too shy to even approach Nicole but when she starts dancing at the Wreck Center the two become close. To that end, Francis disguises his identity from the residents of his hometown, giving a fake name at his boarding house and always traveling with a scarf and hat to cover his wounds.I recommend this book to anyone who desires to read it but especially students who are studying the book. Now go ahead and look into my eyes and tell me that if you read a blurb about a soldier with no face coming back to his hometown to murder someone, you wouldn't be interested in picking the book up.

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