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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9/2011
Jack Gantos won this year's Newbery Award for the "most distinguished contribution to American literature" for his novel Dead End in Norvelt. The main character, also named Jack Gantos, starts his summer vacation "grounded for life" and loaned out by his mother to the elderly, obituary-writing next-door neighbor. Set in 1962, young Jack has more excitement than he could ever have anticipated. And since Jack's nose bleeds whenever he is stressed or as he says, blood "would spray out of my nose holes like dragon flames," there is plenty of gore, mystery, and laughs in this book.