From Norvelt to Nowhere
This rocket-paced follow-up to the Newbery Medal–winning novel Dead End in Norvelt opens deep in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. But instead of Russian warheads, other kinds of trouble are raining down on young Jack Gantos and his utopian town of Norvelt in western Pennsylvania. After an... show more
This rocket-paced follow-up to the Newbery Medal–winning novel Dead End in Norvelt opens deep in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. But instead of Russian warheads, other kinds of trouble are raining down on young Jack Gantos and his utopian town of Norvelt in western Pennsylvania. After an explosion, a new crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the town’s founder, twelve-year-old Jack will soon find himself launched on a mission that takes him hundreds of miles away, escorting his slightly mental elderly mentor, Miss Volker, on her relentless pursuit of the oddest of outlaws. But as their trip turns south in more ways than one, it’s increasingly clear that the farther from home they travel, the more off-the-wall Jack and Miss Volker’s adventure becomes, in this raucous road novel about roots and revenge, a last chance at love, and the power of a remarkable friendship.
Publish date: September 24th 2013
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Norvelt (#2)
I was very disappointed by this book. Dead End in Norvelt made me believe that the events in it actually happened, even if they were a bit exaggerated. This book had me doubting every word. Jack had a lot of character growth in the first book, he didn't grow at all in this one. Miss Volker was a lot...
I really liked Dead End in Norvelt and liked this follow-up, just not as much. I do think that my kids will like this book just as much as the first, despite Miss Volker's history lessons (which I enjoyed and which led to some googling - Rugby, TN added to list of places I've learned about from boo...
A great continuation of jack's story. I liked the twists and turns. Great road trip story as well. Perfect listening experience on our vacation road trip to Virginia.
I really don't have a whole lot to say about this book. It's very similar to that of, Dead End In Norvelt continuing on Jack Gantos' adventure with the crazy neighbor, Miss. Volker. In the sequel the two take a road trip, heading to New York because the beloved Eleanor Roosevelt died. It becomes a...