Dead end in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

By Jonah Hodo

Book Details

  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1 edition (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374379939
  • ASIN: B00BCUJEQ8
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Awards: Newbery Medal and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

My Review

In 1962 of the city Norvelt when Jack Gantos is watching a movie down at the drive in through the scope of his dads old Japanese rifle from the war he accidentally shoots it and scares his next door neighbor Mrs. Volker causing her to drop her hearing aid into the toilet. After this his mom made him go down and help Mrs. Volker all summer. Mrs. Volker is the town obituary writer. Jack and Mrs Gantos go on to become very good friends and spend the whole summer together until a bunch of the old Norvelt ladies start dying off....



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