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I Am the Cheese

I Am the Cheese


by Robert Cormier

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

The phone number Adam dials to try to reach Amy was actually Robert Cormier's phone number in real life. A lot of fans and curious young readers called him, but he never once received a prank call (source).

Robert Cormier played Amy Hertz's dad in the movie version of I Am the Cheese (source).

Adam's hometown of Monument, Massachusetts, is based on the town where Robert Cormier lived nearly his entire life: Leominster, Massachusetts (source).

Cormier wrote the bike ride scenes of the book first and inserted the conversations between Brint and Adam later (source). Pretty neat how the writing process works...

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