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The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin

By Abby Aldrich, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Funny, overweight, deaf -- the new kid is an unlikely hero.

Book Josh Berk Mystery 2010
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THE DARK DAYS OF HAMBURGER HALPIN is a great story about unpopular hero, Will Halpin. Will's deafness and weight make him a misfit in his new school, and any kid who's ever felt less-than-popular will relate to him. His gift for sarcasm and self-deprecating humor provide many laugh-out-loud scenes, and his courage when it comes to investigating and telling the truth about the quarterback's mysterious murder is inspiring. Will's experiences in both the school for the deaf and Carbon High give insight into deaf culture. Misfits of all kinds will love this book.

Book Details

  • Author: Josh Berk
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Publication date: February 9, 2010
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 13 - 17
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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