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My Darling, My Hamburger Paperback – March 29, 2005
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those years. i think the teen years are the most difficult-not a child/not an adult-caught in between two worlds.
there are four main characters:sean(handsome,smart guy,),liz( the beautiful one),maggie(nice,pretty one,best
friend of liz),and dennis(tall,awkward). without me explaining the whole book,i will use questions to explain
the gist: does she like me? do i look ok in this dress? will he kiss me on the first date? why doesn't she
talk to me anymore? what is this sex thing? do girls feel the same? wrrrrrrrrrrrr!(teacher blowing a whistle).
i think we all get the idea. i suppose these are typical teenagers even though this was written in the late
1960s. i did like the story but,it was not a classic. i thought it was a nice afternoon read-that's all.
**********for inquiring minds,curious about the unusual title of this book,the"my hamburger" part of it refers
to something a teacher said to one of the characters about,how to stop a young man from wanting to,"go all the
way"???----GO GET A HAMBURGER!?!?(MAYBE NOW THAT MAKES SOME SENSE!!!)*************
Friends Maggie and Liz aren't exactly close, but they hang out frequently together. Liz is the more beautiful and popular of the two with Maggie often following behind. When Liz and her boyfriend Sean decide to hook up Maggie with his friend Dennis, the blind date is as incredibly awkward as they come. Throughout the book the narrative switches between Maggie and her tentative relationship with Dennis and Liz's problems with Sean. Sean, like any normal teenager, is as horny as they come and is continually pressuring Liz to have sex. She'd like to, but she worries that it might end up in pregnancy. Unsurprisingly, that is exactly what happens and soon the big question in the book is whether or not Sean will do the honorable thing and marry Liz (!!) or if Liz will seek out an illegal abortion on her own.
It's this last plotline that struck me as dated. The book was originally written in 1969, a full three years before Roe V. Wade and in many ways this abortion issue (while it still looms large) isn't the same.Read more ›
Author: Paul Zindel
Number of Pages: 122
Publisher and Publication Date: 1969 Harper and Row publishers
Price (if available) and whether it is paperback or hardback: Hardback
Imagine if you had parents that never trusted, or that never would believe you. Or even worse what if you had a stepparent that would call u some pretty bad names and your mom would take his side. Well that is kind of what this book is about.
The main characters in My Darling My Hamburger are two girls named Liz and Maggie. They are of course best friends. They are also both seniors in high school. It is about time for prom and they both have dates. But you'll never guess what happens next!!!
I think that this book is a really good book. Personal I loved My Darling My Hamburger. It has a really good moral. It was just like a real story. Everything in this book is based on what is happening in real life. That is just my opinion.
When I read this book it reminded me of one of my friends sister. She has just graduated and basically the same thing that has happened to one of the girls in this story. I am not going to tell you the rest but I guess that you will just have to read and find out for your self.
I would definitely recommend this book to People in 6th-9th grade. The main gender that would want to read this book would be girls because of what the story is based on and because they can relate to it the best. The people that wouldn't like this would be boys. Why? Because of what it is about.
If you really want to know what happens then I guess that you will just have to read and find out what happen next.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great coming of age and cautionary tale well written-as always by Paul Zindel.Published 15 days ago by A. Strong
Read the book when I was 16, and it was great to find it again. It was like I was 16 again. Loved it !Published 10 months ago by patricia randall
Read this as a child now I want my granddaughter to read it.Published 11 months ago by Kindle Customer
Senior year is the year where we prepare for the future. Some head off to college and others prepare for the work field. Now imagine all the plans for the future being ruined. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Pamela Robles
I first read this book during the summer of 1977 right after graduating from high school. It was such a heartbreaking interesting story that I read the entire book in one day. Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by rwaters
Bought this for the required reading for my graduate school young adult class. As a teacher for undergrads, I'm not sure they would have related to it.Published on March 12, 2013 by Rebecca A Germain
My Darling, My Hamburger by Paul Zindel was a book i chose for a book report. I had relatively high expectations for this book because of the rave reviews some of my teachers gave. Read morePublished on October 5, 2010 by W. Nigut
When this book was out in the 70s, I remember a big fuss that the librarian made because I was 12 or 13 and wanted to read it and she thought I was too young to be reading that. Read morePublished on March 25, 2010 by Privacy, Please