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  • Dead End in Norvelt

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jack Gantos
    • Narrated By Jack Gantos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (77)

    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 town.

    mindy says: "A fun family read (listen)"
    "A fun family read (listen)"
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    If you could sum up Dead End in Norvelt in three words, what would they be?

    funny, exciting, informing


    What other book might you compare Dead End in Norvelt to and why?

    The Miracle of Miss Willie


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Jack first goes to Mrs. Norvelts house and it look like she is melting her hands in a big pot. He ends up past out on the floor. My six year old was so enchanted and worried about what the crazy old lady was doing.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending when he figures out the purpose of History.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved how he entwined the history and made it relevant. My children and I could not get enough. We have started playing our favorite chapters over again and my 6 year old is acting out his favorite parts.

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