Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

Dead End in Norvelt
Random House Children's Publishers UK
United States
2 April 2012

Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

A gripping, hilarious and wildly imaginative tale about one of the strangest towns you’ll ever visit.;;Winner of the Newbery Medal 2012. Shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2013;

Jack’s summer has hit a dead end …

After being ‘grounded for life’, Jack is facing a summer of doing nothing. But who’s got time to die of boredom when there are so many more interesting ways to die in this town?

He might crash in his dad’s homemade plane, or catch the disease that makes you dance yourself to death, or fall foul of the motorcycle gang that wants to burn the town to the ground. Old people seem to be dying faster than Miss Volker can write their obituaries, and Jack is starting to worry that it might not just be the rats that are eating the rat poison …

Dead End in Norvelt is Jack Gantos’s hilarious blend of the entirely true and the wildly fictional, from one of the most darkly amusing imaginations writing today.

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