The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
by Josh Berk
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 . . .)
I was really surprised how funny this book was...even though it's a great mystery and there's some great suspense, I ended up laughing out loud through most of my reading.
Will and his new friend, Devon, build a great rapport and they deal with Will's deafness is a really cool way. They talk like normal, slightly weird teens, and they text constantly. They felt really real.
This is one of those books that has kind-of a weird title and a bad cover, but the story is actually REALLY good. I dare you to try it!! I would *love* to read a follow up mystery starring these two self-proclaimed "Hardy Boys."
*This was my selection for the April Meeting of our book club, Flippin' Pages. We did mystery books this month! Next meeting is May 8th and we'll be talking about our favorite PARANORMAL books.*