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The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin: Summary and book reviews of The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk, plus links to an excerpt from The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin and a biography of Josh Berk.
Part coming-of age-story, part mystery, and part social satire, The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin is a quirky, genre-bending story. Berk is especially adept at tackling the rarely talked about social and political issues inside the deaf community. And because he weaves these into the more overt social and political issues inside a typical teenage community, we are able to see those more "normalized" issues in a new light. Through Will's astute eyes and mind, Berk blows open teenage stereotypes, high school rules of hierarchy, and the too-often silent identity struggles all teens face. (Reviewed by Tamara Smith).
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