Book View: The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin

Book View: The Dark Days of Hamburger HalpinThe Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers on February 9th 2010
Pages: 248

Being a hefty, deaf newcomer almost makes Will Halpin the least popular guy at Coaler High. But when he befriends the only guy less popular than him, the dork-namic duo has the smarts and guts to figure out who knocked off the star quarterback. Will can’t hear what’s going on, but he’s a great observer. So, who did it? And why does that guy talk to his fingers? And will the beautiful girl ever notice him? (Okay, so Will’s interested in more than just murder . . .)

Those who prefer their heroes to be not-so-usual and with a side of wiseguy will gobble up this witty, geeks-rule debut.

Short & Sweet: A hilarious mystery involving a humorous and sardonic narrator – one who is both deaf and fat and nowhere close to being popular. This book will make you laugh and I really couldn't stop reading it. Will makes a fantastic narrator for this fabulous story.

Final Verdict: If you want to laugh, read this book. If you don't want to laugh – you NEED to read this book…

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