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The Chocolate War

The Chocolate War

  

by Robert Cormier

Richy Rondell

Character Analysis

Richy Rondell is Howie Anderson's friend. When Richy says he admires Jerry's act, Howie is ready to call a class meeting and organize a just-say-no-to-selling-chocolates rally. The fact that he's excitedly grabbing his crotch while he's proposing this shouldn't undermine the importance of this moment. If Howie had agreed, this might have been a very different book. In fact, Richy is the only person who even thinks about organizing the students to stick up for themselves against Leon and The Vigils.