Dead End in Norvelt
by Jack Gantos
Dead End in Norvelt Quotes
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Coming of Age Quotes
I glanced at my hair in the mirror. My brown curls stood up on my head like a field planted with question marks. There was no reason to brush it. The question marks would just stand up into exclama...
Memory and the Past Quotes
When Mrs. Roosevelt spoke at the opening of the school she told the students to learn their history or they'd be "doomed to dust" like one of the Lost Worlds. (2.118)
'How does a town die' I asked. 'One old person at a time,' she said deliberately. (2.115-16)
And then I wondered why the British soldiers would allow themselves to die so easily just because their king told them to go march up a hill and fight. I was thinking that I would tell the king to...
It was so odd how they never really ended a conversation. They just seemed to stop talking at some awkward, cliff-hanging moment and then Mom would attend to washing the dishes and Dad would silent...
Society and Class Quotes
Something had to be wrong with me, but one really good advantage about being dirt-poor is that you can't afford to go to the doctor and get bad news. (1.31)
Lies and Deceit Quotes
"It's more of a love war movie." I lied. It was totally a war movie except for when the soon-to-be-dead Marines talked about their girlfriends. (1.23)
[I]t's good that people around this town know how to help out in different ways. (1.52)