Coverart for item
The Resource Hole in my life, Jack Gantos

Hole in my life, Jack Gantos

Label
Hole in my life
Title
Hole in my life
Statement of responsibility
Jack Gantos
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them. For his part in the conspiracy, Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison. In Hole in My Life, this prizewinning author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison. But running just beneath the action is the story of how Gantos-once he was locked up in a small, yellow-walled cell-moved from wanting to be a writer to writing, and how dedicating himself more fully to the thing he most wanted to do helped him endure and ultimately overcome the worst experience of his life
Summary
The author relates how, as a young adult, he became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested, did time in prison, and eventually got out and went to college, all the while hoping to become a writer
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2003
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2002
  • Massachusetts Book Awards, Children's/YA Literature Literature Award, 2003.
  • Parents' Choice Award for Non-Fiction, 2002.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2003
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
Awards note
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2003.
  • Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2003.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
132637
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813./54
  • B
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3557.A5197
LC item number
Z468 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
840
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
Reading level
5.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Hole in my life, Jack Gantos
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2040918
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
199 p.
Isbn
9780374430894
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001040957
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48057090
  • (OCoLC)48057090
Label
Hole in my life, Jack Gantos
Link
Publication
Control code
2040918
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
199 p.
Isbn
9780374430894
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001040957
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48057090
  • (OCoLC)48057090

Library Locations

    • Tallulah BranchBorrow it
      2004 Stratford Drive, Albany, GA, 31705, US
      31.571196 -84.099022

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...