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Dead End in Norvelt (Norvelt Series #1)

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24 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

Best Book EVA!

Hi im 11 and i was looking for a fun, humorous book. This is just what i was looking for! This book was recommended by tons of my friends and teachers and i want to spread the word!!!!!! I recommend this book to everyone no matter what age!!!

posted by Anonymous on February 9, 2012

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7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Quirky, Odd, and Fun

The weird just got weirder. The quirkiness and oddities of the town Jack is living in makes for some fun bits and pieces. Not one of the characters is dull or mundane, everyone is eccentric and interesting. At times I felt that his parents were horrible people for the w...
The weird just got weirder. The quirkiness and oddities of the town Jack is living in makes for some fun bits and pieces. Not one of the characters is dull or mundane, everyone is eccentric and interesting. At times I felt that his parents were horrible people for the way they let their son get into trouble when it was their fault and not his own - that was really bothersome that it never changed. The plot was where the problem was with this story. Because everything is about the oddity of the town and the people living in it, the plot.which I didn't even really realize was there till the end.was buried underneath everything else. The story moves around without much rhyme or reason and the characters do not show any growth or change or any intentions of doing anything differently. While it had fun parts to read, there was nothing to walk away from this book with.

Reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.

posted by BookSakeBlogspot on September 23, 2011

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

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    Quirky, Odd, and Fun

    The weird just got weirder. The quirkiness and oddities of the town Jack is living in makes for some fun bits and pieces. Not one of the characters is dull or mundane, everyone is eccentric and interesting. At times I felt that his parents were horrible people for the way they let their son get into trouble when it was their fault and not his own - that was really bothersome that it never changed. The plot was where the problem was with this story. Because everything is about the oddity of the town and the people living in it, the plot.which I didn't even really realize was there till the end.was buried underneath everything else. The story moves around without much rhyme or reason and the characters do not show any growth or change or any intentions of doing anything differently. While it had fun parts to read, there was nothing to walk away from this book with.

    Reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Norvelt

    I finished it, but can not believe it was a Newberry winner. Too political and easily predictable!

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Jack Gantos lives in a small town of Norvelt in southwestern Pen

    Jack Gantos lives in a small town of Norvelt in southwestern Pennsylvania. His small utopian town is disappearing in front of his eyes.
    After shooting a rifle on accident he was grounded for the summer. All he does is build a bomb shelter and read history books, until he gets an awkward job, writing obituaries for Miss Volker, his neighbor.
    Now with an excuse to get out of the house, Jack visits Miss Volker almost every day.
    One day a big change happens. The cops do an autopsy on one of the cadavers and found it full poison. People start to accuse each other and the old Norvelt trust is broken. Not being able to do anything Jack tries to help Miss Volker with her obituaries. Will Norvelt return to its “golden age” of happiness?
    I think this book was okay. It was kind of dull but had some better sections through out it. It was very amusing to see Jack handle the situation he was in. the book was a great mystery novel to read to the class or by yourself. Anyone who enjoys mysteries and has a good reading skill should read this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Not the best book ever.

    I have 30 pages left and i still find it boring. It seems more like a book for a boy not a girl. People should at least try the sample because everyone has different tastes. This book was an easy read and good for easy summer reading if you are an advanced reader like me. I read the harry potter seiries which makes rhis book seem less enjoyable to me but maybe not for you.
    Hug and bugs too,
    anonumous.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Slow but touching

    I found this book to be very interesting. However,in some parts it got a little bit to slow and I felt that the author could have done a better job at that

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