Dead End in Norvelt
Publisher: Corgi Yearling
Summer, 1962: eleven-year-old Jack Gantos has been 'grounded for life' following an unfortunate incident with his father’s Japanese sniper rifle. Having anticipated a slow death from terminal boredom, Jack is more than a little surprised by the excitement and turmoil that comes in to his life as one by one Norvelt’s elderly residents expire under increasingly mysterious circumstances.
In a small town populated by larger-than-life characters, truth meets fantasy as this hilarious, semi-autobiographical novel charts the progress of Jack’s summer and the unmasking of a dastardly criminal.
A unique style and refreshing view of history will keep readers engaged and amused in equal measure.