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Joe LaFontaine speaks about how the government would be willing to pay for his college education and intends to become a teacher. By tearing down the mask of heroism, the book exposes the selfishness, cowardice, and malevolence that often lies underneath.

He is the keeper of the “Frenchtown Warriors” scrapbook: a collection of news clippings about the young men of Frenchtown who fought in World War II. This book was interesting and I thought that the characters were well introduced as we are given a lot of information for such a short book but overall it just wasn't my cup of tea.Francis is considered to be a hero as his actions during the war saved the lives of others, but the reader is asked to consider if cowardly actions can result in heroic consequences. He dosen't know that Larry lets him win till he finds out , times passes and Francis meats Larry joins the Marines, not in some noble effort to protect his nation and stop the atrocities that were happening in Europe but instead a lust for revenge after the attack on Pearl Harbour or as he puts it himself, not to let “the Japs get away with this. However, something I would point out is that some people seemed to have misinterpreted the narratives of the three different time periods. Since all the others have left, Larry asks Nicole to go put on “Dancing in the Dark:” the song the two had danced to often before the war.

But Cormier doesn't stop there, he also highlights the disturbing contrast between Larry's celebrated violence towards enemies in combat and his reprehensible sexual violence (rape) towards Nicole, and the fact that Nicole is underaged makes this even more despicable. Heroes, published in 1998, is a novel written by American author Robert Cormier who is known for addressing darker subjects in his books for young adults. Francis is plagued by the fact that he couldn’t stop his then-girlfriend, Nicole Renard from getting raped by Larry LaSalle.

I really sympathised with him, and on several occasions, I just wanted to step through the pages and give him a big hug. I recommend this book to anyone who desires to read it but especially students who are studying the book. Distraught, Francis waited outside of Nicole’s house for days until she finally came out and angrily sent him away.

It tells you about real love that love is not about they look and stuff, its about how they feel and stuff and what they mean. As Francis draws near the exit, Larry flicks off the lights, and Francis suddenly decides he cannot fully abandon his sweetheart, hiding himself in the shadows as the other two dance. As he stalks about Frenchtown hunting for any news of Larry, he meets other local veterans and begins to frequent their favorite bar, the St. The place of religion within the community of Frenchtown is often emphasised and the values instilled through his Catholic upbringing affects the decisions that Francis makes throughout his life.At the bar, the other veterans talk eagerly of their future plans now that the war is over, but never of their experiences overseas.

The story is told in flashbacks of Francis’ childhood and his innocent romance with his classmate, Nicole Renard. Some critics have suggested that the character of Francis Cassavant is based on the author Robert Cormier.I recommend this book to young adults because it explains what life is about, how hard it can be dealing with all the normal problems in life. Mostly goes on about how embarrassed he is about his ruined face well for that he should have gone on embarrassing bodies instead of ranting on about through out the entire book.

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