Burger Wuss

Anderson, M. T.

eBook - 2008
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Burger Wuss
Hoping to lose his loser image, Anthony plans revenge on a bully which results in a war between two competing fast food restaurants, Burger Queen and O'Dermott's.

Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2008
Edition: 1st electronic ed
ISBN: 0763652342
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Feb 27, 2015

"I'm several decades too old for this book." - Blind Date with a Book 2015 comment

Sep 27, 2014
  • FindingJane rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Mr. Anderson’s short book is unflinching as a short, embittered glimpse into a youth wasted in the fast-food industry. Its protagonist is a nebbishy loser who never gets the girl but spends his time brooding over his revenge against a Neanderthalic rival and striving to retrieve his sluttish girlfriend. This is no feel-good, heart-warming tale in the 80s movie tradition. Here are adolescent flailings in all their true messiness.

Awash in a churning acidic sea of teenage angst and insecurities, the book is at times annoying, heartrending, funny and chaotic. Anthony gets bad advice, teams up with another teen of dubious morals and odd sleeping habits and gets pummeled in graphic detail that suggests the author himself may have been on the receiving end of a vicious drubbing or two.

“Burger Wuss” is a nasty remembrance of the things that make American adolescence such a dreadful, awkward time. The only hope is knowing that we’ll outgrow it and go on to better things.


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Oct 23, 2012
  • Ms_Silva rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Funny story of teen love, revenge, and working in a fast food burger place.


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