Thursday, May 11, 2017
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos 341 pages
This book has a lot of appeal for a wide audience. It won the Newbery Award a few years ago for good reason. It's like opening a time capsule and being able to vicariously experience a childhood that would be completely unimaginable these days. Gantos has such a believable voice, and his characters, while bigger-than-life, are not absurd or out of the realm of possibility. I really enjoyed this book. I think it will appeal strongly to boys of all ages and most girls, too.