‘From Norvelt to Nowhere’ by Jack Gantos
Feb. 28, 2014
Jack Gantos’s “From Norvelt to Nowhere” is the follow-up to “Dead End in Norvelt,” a Newbery Medal novel.
Taking place in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis, young Jack Gantos is fighting off other kinds of trouble that are raining down on his utopian town of Norvelt.
“From Norvelt to Nowhere” takes the reader through a wild road about roots and revenge, a last change of love, and the power of friendship.
Twelve-year-old Jack finds himself on missions that takes his mentor, Miss Volker, and himself hundreds of miles away on the pursuit of the oddest outlaws after the passing of the town’s founder, a new crime by an old murderer, and an explosion.