I Am the Cheese is the story of Adam Farmer, a young man who has left his parents behind in their hometown in Massachusetts. The novel follows Adam as he encounters various people on the road, dwells on his previous life and on his feelings for the mischievous Amy Hertz, and on his knowledge of a crime he witnessed being committed. The rest of the story deals with his involvement in the investigation.

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