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Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Dead End in Norvelt

k581, August 4, 2012

A fun, page turner, but reflective and political at the same time. You hear about young Jack's experiences during the summer of 1962 in the real life utopian town of Norvelt, Pennslyvania established by Eleanor Roosevelt. The town's name comes from the last 3 letters of her first name & the last 4 letters of her last name. Jack is grounded that summer(that's where the "Dead End" in the title comes from) yet still has many experiences involving deaths, poisoning, a mystery, his parent's arguments, terrible nosebleeds, helping the needy in his community and taking a plane ride. I will remember this YA book; a Newbury Award winner!
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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America by Timothy Egan
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

k581, January 1, 2012

If you can imagine a history story being a page turner, this fits the description. I still remember some of the characters, only they weren't characters; they're real people. The story was fast moving and dealt with human nature, tragedies, heroism and natural beauty.
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