Robert Cormier

Robert  Cormier

Robert Cormier (pronounced kor-MEER) was born and raised in Leominster, Massachusetts, a small town in the state's north-central region, where he grew up as part of a close-knit community of French Canadian immigrants. His Leominster-born wife, Connie, still resides in the house where they raised their three girls and one son, all of whom are now adults. They couldn't see any reason to quit. Cormier once observed, There are a lot of unwritten stories right here on Main Street. Cormier, a 30-year newspaper writer and columnist for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette and the Fitchburg Sentinel, was frequently motivated by news stories.

What distinguishes his work is his ability to make bad action intelligible while remaining wicked. He told a reporter from School Library Journal, I'm extremely interested in intimidation. Furthermore, the ways in which people manipulate others. And there's the evident abuse of power.

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