Jack Gantos is a master at humor. There are so many laugh-out loud parts in this book. And Jack Gantos is a master a telling a poignant story. There are many parts in DE that will bring tears to your eyes.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
So this year's Newbery went to Dead End in Norvelt by the incredible Jack Gantos. I was totally thrilled when I heard this and when I started listening to the book, read by the author, I thought immediately that maybe, miraculously, the Newbery went to a deserving book, unlike all of those other disappointing years.