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Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
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Sep 14, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: ya, audiobook

If I had just read this book I would probably have only given it 3 stars. But, I loved Jack Gantos's narration of the audiobook so much that I threw in an extra star. This was definitely an enjoyable read and I think there's enough humor in it to keep kids interested, but I'm not sure this would have been my pick for the Newbery. Great characters, great writing, but I don't think it's quite, what's the word I'm looking for... meaty(?) enough to be considered the best children's book published last year. Definitely Newbery Honor material, though!

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