September 2, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My Waiting On is:

The Dark Days of Hamburger Haplin by Josh Berks

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 think this just sounds like a great book for all the kids that aren't part of the "popular" group.  I know lots of 7th graders who would be able to relate.

Release date:  Feb. 9, 2010


  1. I will have to get this for my friend son's. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. This sounds really good. I will keep it in mind for me and my kids.

  3. What's really great is that Halpin is my maiden name! I'll be looking for this, thanks for the heads up!

  4. This one had me at "dorknamic duo" :)

    Sounds good!

  5. I've been wanting to read this ever since I heard about it. Good WoW!