Dead end in Norvelt
By: Jack Gantos
Book review by Anette
Meet Jack Gantos, a kid with a nose problem. Whenever he lies or gets scared or over excited, his nose starts bleeding like crazy. But let's get past that. One day he accidentally fired his dad's japanese rifle and lo and behold, the longest grounding has begun. Jack is now grounded for THE WHOLE SUMMER. Until Miss Volker asks him for help with writing obituaries. Old ladies start dropping like flies except for one singular person..............
I really liked this book. It has some very, let's say, descriptive, words, especially when someone dies. My favorite character is Jack, because he cares about things that other people don't care about. I like his friend Bunny, because she is so short, and can run under her dining room table full speed. And not get hurt. But I find it scary when Jacks nose starts to bleed, its just weird. I would give this book 4 1/2 stars.