Posted by Mrs. D'Elia | Posted in Award Winners, Family Stories, Funny Stories, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction | Posted on April 6, 2012
Yeay! Yeay! Yah-ye-yah-yah Yeay!!! Jack Gantos won the Newbery Medal for his brilliant story, Dead End in Norvelt.
So well deserved
If I told you that you would love a story about a boy who who gets grounded for his entire summer and has to make amends by helping a local senior citizen write obituaries while the story goes on to explore the many facets of death, you’d say, “No way! That story doesn’t sound interesting at all.”
You said the same thing when I tried to explain the story line of Holes by Louis Sachar to you, too, and that story was phenomenal when you finally read it.
So, listen to me this time. Watch the book trailer. Watch the author interview. But read this book!