Monday, August 30, 2010

Review: The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin

Title:  The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
Author:  Josh Berk

     From GoodReads, "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."

     I wasn't sure whether or not I would like this book after I read the description, but decided to give it a try.  I must say that I am really glad I did.  I must say that I really enjoyed that the main character, Will Halpin, has a disability, but doesn't let that keep him from trying new things... so much so that he transfers from a deaf school to a public school.  I loved Will's sense of humor and found myself laughing out loud from his sarcastic humor.  It also helped that his sidekick, Devon Smiley, is the coolest geek I've read about in years. The book was incredible... funny, mysterious, and typical (or not) teenage drama!  I would highly recommend reading it.

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