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We All Fall Down

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Cormier writes a good thriller, heightening the suspense by using three different points of view and adding a convincing final twist. At the same time, he confronts head on perennial problems such as violence, alcoholism and finding one's way in the world. He does not weave a cosy world for young adults.


  • SHORTLISTED Young Readers Choice Award 1994


  • Tenderness (Victor Gollancz 1997) 15-year-old Lori falls in love with 18-year- old serial killer Eric
  • The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (Random House 1983) Barney, trapped by his illness, is tested at a weird clinic
  • The Rag and Bone Shop (Delacorte 2001) investigator Trent believes a 12-year-old to be a murderer
  • BROOKS, Kevin: Candy (The Chicken House 2005) Joe wants to save young prostitute Candy
  • SWINDELLS, Robert: Stone Cold (Heinemann 1997) young runaway encounters killer on the loose
  • No Country for Old Men (2007) gruesome version of the McCarthy novel
  • Silence of the Lambs (2001) legendary film version of the Harris book
  • The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999) film version of Cormier's novel
  • The Millennium Trilogy (2000ff.) Swedish version and better than the Hollywood remake
  • COBEN, Harlan: Tell No One (Orion 2001)
  • HANNAH, Sophie: The Point of Rescue (Hodder&Stoughton 2008)
  • LARSSON, Stieg: The Millennium Trilogy (MacLehose Press 2008ff.)
  • MORCAN, James: The Orphan Trilogy (Sterling Gate 2011ff.)

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