"Heroes" by Robert Cormier.

Topics: World War II, 1930s, War Pages: 3 (748 words) Published: December 27, 2005
Title: Choice Book Report


II. Robert Cormier

III. Laurel-Leaf Books, 1998

IV. Personal library

V. Pages: 135 pages

VI. Fiction

VII. Fiction is something told or written that is not fact: something made up. 2. A made up story about real or imaginary persons or events.

VIII. Summary:

A. Setting-The setting of "Heroes" is in a small town called Frenchtown. It is set in the early 1940s during the Second World War. Everyone knows each other in this town because it is so small. There is a historic site in French town called the Wreck Center, it is supposed to be haunted, so therefore no one will go there. Even the adults are afraid to go near it!

B. Characters-The main characters in the story are Francis Cassavant, Nicole Renard, and Larry LaSalle. Francis is an eighteen year old who has no face. He is a very shy person. Francis was in World War II and the people he was in the war with are really his only friends. Francis has also been in love his whole life with one girl, Nicole Renard. He likes her but he is way to shy to talk to her. Nicole is a very nice young lady. She tried to help out in the war so she would knit things for the men in the war. Larry LaSalle is an older man probably in his early forty or late thirties. He is Francis's childhood hero. Larry is a very nice man.

C. Summary:

"Heroes" is about Francis Cassavant. He is eighteen and just got home from World War II. He has no face because it got blown off when he jumped on a grenade. People thought he jumped on it to save his squad, so he got a silver star, but in his mind it wasn't like that. Now that Francis is home he has one more mission to complete, he needs to kill his childhood hero. Francis is in Frenchtown with just the clothes on his back, a duffle bag, and in his duffle bag is a gun for his final mission.

Francis first goes to an apartment for a spot to live. He went to an apartment owned by someone he knew. When he went there she didn't...
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