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Dead End in Norvelt

Dead End in Norvelt


by Jack Gantos

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?


While Jack has a crush on Mertie-Jo Kernecky, nothing ever happens in that realm. There's some mild (and awkward) verbal flirtation on his part. Oh, and a brief description of Mertie-Jo's "tanned shoulder" (21.5).

There are also a few fleeting references to kissing (when Jack's mom jokes about him kissing Miss Volker).

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