Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dead End in Norvelt

By: Jack Gantos

Jack is ready for summer vacation fun, but then he is grounded to his room "for life".  His
only relief is when his neighbor, Miss Volker needs his help to write an obituary.  Little does Jack know how many adventures this will lead to.  Jack is used to his town being boring and dying out with lots of people moving away.  But Jack quickly learns that his town and its citizens are not as boring as he had thought.

Mrs. Senechal says:
I wasn't sure what to expect as I began this book, but it was great!  There are many unique and interesting characters and lots of funny adventures.  I especially enjoyed the unexpected friendship that develops between Jack and Miss Volker.  I also liked how historical facts and trivia were woven throughout the story.  This is an all-round good read!

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