Saturday, March 20, 2010

Burger Wuss by M.T. Anderson


I have to admit, my initial attraction to this book was the cheeseburger on the cover. It looks just about right. Anthony gets a job at O'Dermott's, a fast food burger joint. He falls in love with Diana and thinks she likes him, too. When he sees her making out at a party with the town superjerk Turner, he sinks into disbelief and depression. He formulates a plan for revenge with co-worker Shunt, an anti-globalisation activist who lives in the bushes. A funny depiction of first love and first rejection told from a guy's point of view. Click here for a hilarious book trailer. Give it to reluctant readers and fans of I Love You Beth Cooper. Grade 8+