Dead End in Norvelt
Book 1, Norvelt Series
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Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!
Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore—typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town. As one obituary leads to another, Jack is launced on a strange adventure involving molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted promises, a homemade airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a man on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the past, Hells Angels . . . and possibly murder. Endlessly surprising, this sly, sharp-edged narrative is the author at his very best, making readers laugh out loud at the most unexpected things in a dead-funny depiction of growing up in a slightly off-kilter place where the past is present, the present is confusing, and the future is completely up in the air.
From Publishers Weekly
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#1 Book I've Ever Read!
This book has thrilled me. I mainly read a half an hour everyday, and since I've started this book it's 2-3 hours of reading every night. I would defianly recommend this book to anyone who loves to read because it's a LONG page turner. This is one of my favorite books that I've ever read! I hope you enjoy this book as much as I am!!!
I think it a really great book for anyone who's into humorous fictional book. So basically everyone.
THIS BOOK IS THE BEST EVER
I started reading this book and I've been reading 1 or more every night.I always try to find books that I will want to read more and more and I am glad to say this is it.I truly recommend it for people all ages.
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- Level: Grades 5-9
- Category: Coming of Age
- Published: Sep 13, 2011
- Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 352 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Norvelt Series