Dead End in Norvelt - Chapters 21 and 22 Summary & Analysis

Jack Gantos
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Chapters 21 and 22 Summary

Chapter 21

Miss Volker asked Jack to drive over to Mertie-Jo's house. She kept the stock of Girl Scout cookies and Mrs. Volker wanted to buy more from her. Miss Volker gave him $10 and he drove off on his first solo trip. Jack was nervous around Merti-Jo because he liked her. He was frozen for a moment when she answered the door. Finally, he told her why he was there. Miss Volker wanted more thin mints. She could have all the cookies she had left. The family was moving to Pittsburgh so her father could get a good job. Jack was crushed by the news.

Mertie-Jo's father carried the cookies out to the car. Jack let out a scream like a little girl when he opened the trunk. There was a skeleton dressed like a woman in the trunk. Upon closer inspection...

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