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"Dead End in Norvelt" by Jack Gantos is the story of a twelve-year-old who happens to have the same name as the author - Jack Gantos. The story takes place in the early 1960s and opens with Jack standing on a bench in his backyard trying to see the movie playing at the nearby drive-in. Jack is using Japanese military binoculars that his father brought home from his tour of duty as a Marine in World War II. A war movie is playing, and Jack is so enthralled that he wants to be part of it.
Jack runs and gets a Japanese rifle so he can pretend to shoot the enemies on the drive-in screen. That's where his problems begin. He fires the gun just as a bad guy emerges from the bushes and he fires. Unknown to him, the rifle was loaded. The fire power knocks him off... View more of the Dead End in Norvelt Summary