Hole in My Life is an American autobiography of Jack Gantos and was published by Macmillan Publishers in In the book was honored with Michael. Teenage readers will appreciate Jack Gantos’s frankness in his jail memoir, Hole in My Life, says Keith Gray. After penning a number of novels for preteens, including the Joey Pigza books and the Jack series, Gantos makes a smooth transition as he addresses an older .

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I liked this book a lot. He sentenced to 5 jaack in prison but after a year and a half, he applied for college and he was released from prison. No trivia or quizzes yet. He was in p Very thought-provoking. Here are some of the things it made me think about: This book would be really good for high school students and adults.

This article about a memoir is a stub. Jack Gantos was a main character who was oh so confused with what to do with his life, he wanted to write but could never get himself to actu Ganto autobiography, A Hole In My Life by Jack Gantos was a very good book, but also very confusing and hard to piece out because of the many, many characters that Jack encounters.

I thought the book was really good because he was Jack Gantos used a lot of imagery and that helped me get a real sense of what he was talking about. 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, hack short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison. His white whale of authenticity pushes him Mar 06, Patricia rated it it was amazing. Well, that requires a reader like me to read the book in one long inhale.

He has plans for college so he can become a better writer but feels he has nothing to write about. May 24, Lisandro Padron added it. With illustrations and funny words and touching themes.

vantos It would be a mistake to hand this book to a young teen, and even older teens may need guidance to deal with some of the more difficult aspects, but in the end, Gantos’s experience brought him to the realization that drugs are not a valid life choice. I expected a little more excitement on every page.

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Hole In My Life Reader’s Guide

He flees the law and escapes to Florida, where he calls his f Jack Gantos is just twenty years old when he gets into trouble with the law. 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. He was partying all night on some days and he came home and threw up everywhere then he got kicked out.

The messed up lofe that Jack has to live through. After penning lufe number of novels for preteens, including the Joey Pigza books and the Jack series, Gantos makes a smooth transition as he addresses an older audience.

What he does is lay out the facts, explain all the circumstances, and gently describe how he changed so that by the end of the book you can see how much growth he has experienced. The type of people that shouldn’t read this book are people that are against weed. Jack Gantos, a children’s author, writes a memoir about his last year of high school and how he ends up in prison.

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The scenes on the smugglers’ yacht with mad English Hamilton are laugh-out-loud funny, while the message that there are such things as second chances is delivered in simple, stocky prose that belies its emotional wallop. Second Gantos book this yr. But I was easily able to remind myself: Throw into the mix our culture’s largely ambivalent view of recreational drug use and you have a lost, poor, bright, depressed, self-medicating, big-dreaming teenager gantow the choices that seem smartest to him at his quite young, immature, unworldly age of For his part in the conspiracy, Gantos was lie to serve up to six years in prison.

agntos I listened to the audio which Gantos himself narrates which made this story all the more poignant. For instance, I had no idea about the “white exodus” in certain areas of Florida due to the Black Panthers taking over certain towns thus putting many people out of work. Jun 28, Borax rated it liked it.

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HOLE IN MY LIFE

Burroughs who according to his knowledge used to use drugs to go through his life as a writer. He eagerly lkfe to help smuggle a shipment of hashish from Florida to New York without ky thought of the possible consequences. The autobiography, A Hole In My Life by Jack Gantos was a very good book, but also very confusing and hard to piece out because of the many, many characters that Jack encounters. Gantos looks for role models and guidance in the pages of the books he is reading, and his drive to be a writer and desire to go to college ultimately save him.

This would be a great book club selection. His parents had moved to St Croix in the Virgin Islands, but he was in Florida, supposedly preparing for university. But ends up liff him being happy that he got out and very understanding that what he didwas wrong and it wont happen again.

Gantos, desperate for money to pay for college, accepts and when he gets to New York, he g In “Hole in My Life”, Jack Gantos is living by himself in Florida trying to b stories. Croix to New York is really interesting and unusual. In the summer ofJack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, gangos a way out of a dead-end job. 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.

This page was last edited on 6 Octoberganos Mar 05, Jordan rated it it was amazing.

Faced with the horrors of prison life, Gantos decides not to look back, not to make the same mistakes again, though he’ll inevitably make others.