Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Farrar Strauss Giroux

In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.

1 comment:

  1. Some of this was laugh-aloud funny. Nice boy. Family - why do the adult s all seem so immature? Wonder how much is autobiographical. Some of it – the murders, the Hells Angels are a little over the top to be believable.