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Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos is the 2012 Newbery award winner. Jack Gantos is the author of the Joey Pigza books, so if you like those, you'll probably enjoy this one too. The main character, named Jack, suffers from gushing nosebleeds every time he gets nervous. Jack is growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania. He gets involved in a summer mystery, while helping an elderly neighbor write obituary (death) notices and American history articles for the local newspaper. This is a humorous story and has a cast of goofy characters that will make you smile.