Jack Gantos is an American author of children's books renowned for his portrayal of fictional Joey Pigza, a boy with ADHD, and many other well known characters such as Rotten Ralph, Jack Henry, Jack Gantos (memoirs) and others.
Desire Lines - Jack Gantos. Emotionally, this was a difficult book to read
Desire Lines - Jack Gantos. Emotionally, this was a difficult book to read. Gantos manages to squeeze so much ugliness, hatred, confusion and fear into just over 100 pages, that the reader needs time to collect themselves - as though they had just run a marathon. It is an important read, granting readers a front row seat to self-preservation - at the expense of someone else. laneliteratiGo to laneliterati's profile, opens in a new window.
Jack Gantos (born July 2, 1951) is an American author of children's books. He is best known for the fictional characters Rotten Ralph and Joey Pigza
Jack Gantos (born July 2, 1951) is an American author of children's books. He is best known for the fictional characters Rotten Ralph and Joey Pigza.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). FSG Books for Young Readers. A tightly written first-person novel tells how 16-year-old Walker knows about the romance of two of his female classmates.
Sixteen-year-old Walker has discovered something potentially scandalous-two of his female classmates are having an affair. When sixteen-year-old Walker gets caught up in a witch-hunt against homosexuals, he is left to stand by and watch as a tragedy unfolds.
Jack Gantos has written books for people of all ages, from picture books and middle-grade fiction to novels for young adults and adults. His works include Hole in My Life, a memoir that won the Michael L. Printz and Robert F. Sibert Honors, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a National Book Award Finalist, Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor book, and Dead End in Norvelt, winner of the Newbery Medal and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Jack was raised in Norvelt, Pennsylvania, and when he was seven, his family moved to Barbados. He attended British schools, where there was.
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2006.
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Sixteen-year-old Walker has discovered something potentially scandalous―two of his female classmates are having an affair. It is a secret he has no problem keeping to himself . . . until it comes to protecting his own reputation.
"It is difficult to close Desire Lines without the overpowering feeling that evil's caretaker can very well be an average young man who lacks the courage to do what he knows is right. This is a morality play as painful and rage-inducing as a personal betrayal. Take it personally. You cannot read this without getting as emotionally involved as if you were a player in the story." ―Chris Lynch