The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk

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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.


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About Josh Berk

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JOSH BERK is the author of The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin and Guy Langman: Crime Scene Procrastinator. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children, and is a children's services librarian at the Allentown Public Library.
 
Published January 29, 2010 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 258 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Being fat and deaf is no social boost, and lip reading—easier for Will than for someone deaf since birth, but still sketchy—only goes so far.

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Midway through, the story really takes off: after a football player takes a spill down a mineshaft on a field trip, Will and his new friend Devon try to solve the mystery of the student's death.

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Common Sense Media

After leaving the school for the deaf, Will finds himself still overweight, still deaf, and, despite a wonderfully sarcastic wit, now the least popular student in school.

Feb 09 2010 | Read Full Review of The Dark Days of Hamburger Ha...

A Patchwork of Books

When i try for craft, i think voice and story suffer, when i try for voice, story and craft go out the window, when i try for story, voice and craft go out the window.

Apr 17 2015 | Read Full Review of The Dark Days of Hamburger Ha...

WAPL Teens

Sure it's tough being the new kid in high school, but being the new kid who just happens to be deaf?

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