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Two seventh-grade girls wrote to Robert Cormier expressing admiration for his work, and some of their early confusion in reading his works, In the Middle of the Night, and We All Fall Down, especially his use of non-chronological narrative structure.…

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This seven-page draft of a section of We All Fall Down includes many pencil edits. The draft opens with the scene at the mall and the remarks on the crowds. Lines about teenagers and older people are crossed out. The piece continues with the Avenger…

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David Vilandre, Director of the Worcester County Young Writers' Institute, writes to Robert Cormier thanking him for his response to student questions on Fade. He encloses three student essays and questions on We All Fall Down regarding Harry's role…

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This two-page, typed, undated fan letter to Robert Cormier comes from a high school student, Hall Alexander of Ottowa, Kansas. Hall is very caught up in We All Fall Down. He has questions about both events and characters and he has opinions, as well.…

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This student essay on We All Fall Down compares Buddy and Jane and how each responds to being victimized. The role of family guidance in overcoming adversity factors largely in the comparison. Henerson also considers Jane and Buddy's relationship.

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John Richter, the Youthful Offender Program Coordinator at the Orange County Corrections Department in Florida, writes to Robert Cormier about his Literature-N-Living class. He describes the class and the work students do including discussion, essay…

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Karen at Random House writes to send Robert Cormier a proof for a new book cover design for We All Fall Down and request his comments. The cover image shows three figures through a window trashing a home on a dark night.

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A participant in the Literature-N-Living class, after reading We All Fall Down, presents his thoughts to an audience of peers and their family members. He talks about owning one's mistakes, becoming a man, and honoring God. He calls on his audience…

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A participant in the Literature-N-Living class presents his thoughts on We All Fall Down to an audience of peers and their family members. He talks about how he used to be like Harry Flowers, thinking that he could get away with anything. He also…

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A participant in the Literature-N-Living class presents his thoughts on We All Fall Down to an audience of peers and their family members. He talks about how the effect of seeing crime from the victim's perspective has changed his thinking. He also…

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Participant I in the Literature-N-Living class presents his reflections on leadership and his aspirations to become a leader to an audience of peers and their family members.

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Participant B in the Literature-N-Living class presents his lessons learned from We All Fall Down to an audience of peers and their family members. He speaks on consequences, regret, and being honest.

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A participant in the Literature-N-Living class presents his lessons learned from We All Fall Down to an audience of peers and their family members. After summarizing major plot points, he talks about the pain victims feel and shares his realization…

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A participant in the Literature-N-Living class presents his lessons learned from We All Fall Down to an audience of peers and their family members. He speaks to the psychological and mental damage that a victim of crime might suffer. He also talks…

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Participant F in the Literature-N-Living class presents his thoughts on We All Fall Down to an audience of peers and their family members. He talks about the value of trust and how rare it is, comparing Jane Jerome's broken trust in Buddy and his own…
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