A Dead End in Norvelt
With shockers around every curve in the plot, this clever, edgy comedy by Jack Gantos represents one boy's attempt to survive the world's craziest summer job. Jack's plans for summertime fun go kaput when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding Dad and Mom. The good news is, once his mom lets him out to help a feisty old neighbor type obituaries — one thing leads to another and our friend, Jack, launches out on a peculiar adventure involving melted wax, President Roosevelt's dear wife, distorted promises, a home-fashioned airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a dancing plague, eerie voices from the past, the Hell's Angels...and possibly even a case of murder. You gotta read this book!