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Burger Wuss (edition 2001)

by M. T. Anderson

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Title:Burger Wuss
Authors:M. T. Anderson
Info:Candlewick (2001), Edition: Reprint, Paperback
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Average novel. Interesting title, obviously. It made me chortle at different parts, but I can't say much about it otherwise... the plot was weak but entertaining, the characters were flat. There was no character development. I felt like the book still needed some elaboration that didn't happen. ( )
  LCoale1 | Apr 25, 2012 |
This book is about Anthony, who gets a job at a fast food place, to win back the girlfriend he's lost and get revenge on the guy she cheated on him with. Anthony is a great main character--very real. He's incredibly awkward, yet his sense of humor was great (it's too bad no one in the book thought so), and his plot for revenge was believeable. He doesn't seem to have any real friends, and not very much luck at his new job, and I felt bad for him. This wasn't an easy book to read, in the sense that the events that happen to Anthony are pretty realistic and definitely don't have that movie-style happy ending. It's not very many pages, so it's a quick read, and I think, once again, Anderson has created a relatable, likeable character. ( )
  MillieHennessy | Sep 12, 2011 |
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Main character is Male

Concidering that I was reading through the primary book this was a bit of a surprise - Those who design covers take note that this book looks like it should be with the primary kids. Upon reading however this book is unsutiable for that age range.
The basic story surrrounds the male lead character who is just leaving school and has a summer job working at one of the local burger places. He had a girlfriend but she dumped him after he found her half dressed with another boy at a party. the story covers his attempts at revenge.
The language and writing is easy to read and this would be an ideal book for those who are not good readers but who would like an adult theme to their reading.
  jessicariddoch | Jan 24, 2011 |
More like Burger LAME.

This book was painful to read, only motivating factor in getting through this novel was so I could never pick up this book again. Yes, the book was and is that horrible. Sorry M.T. Anderson (author) but I did not see the humor and I am huge fan of humor and comedy, especially the dry dumb humor. The story was not captivating or moving, it did not go anywhere.


The story was based on high school revenge. A weak story about a high school student (Anthony) who finds his first love (Diana) just to see it taken away by young adult(Turner). I simply dd not care what would happen in the book because the characters were so unlikeable, Anthony (low confidence, did not learn from his mistakes, only plotting revenge), Turner (too cool for school guy) Diana (not knowing what she wants) and most annoying were Anthonys two friends Rick and Jenny who were only sucking down each others face through out the book.

A half of a star-
The book could have been so much better if there was actually some humor thrown in somewhere and most importantly if there was a positive outcome, a hidden message of good, there was no learning experiences...the only message I got was revenge is the only approach to get back at someone. It was a hurtful read, especially when it came to following the characters through out the book, it lacked real emotions and not worth reading, especially if you are looking for a book full oh humor, the book was full of pathetic-ness.

High School targeted audience, I would not recommend this to any high school or middle school student. ( )
  fatlamb | Oct 29, 2010 |
Anthony has always been a wuss, but when his girlfriend, Diana, ends up making out with some strange boy at a party, his life takes on a different bend. He is bound for revenge. He goes to work at O'Dermotts where Turner (the strange boy) works and comes up with an unusual but successful plan to wreak revenge for stealing his girl.

More about the characters than the food, but there are strains about fast-food burgers and chain rivalries.

Fun. . . but not sure it fits the list. ( )
  Kaybowes | Mar 13, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0763631787, Paperback)

It looked to be a love story for the ages. They first met as she was handing over his order of a Big O sandwich, six-piece nuggets, small fries, and a medium chocolate shake. He had exact change. They spent a magical night together with a gang of young rebels, traipsing through town on a mission to correct grammatical errors in street signs and graffiti ("Drive Slowly"). But just when it seemed things couldn't be better, tragedy struck. Anthony caught his beloved Diana making out at a party with another guy. And what's worse, he was a high school graduate from the neighboring town, hailing only by his last name: Turner. Now Anthony must devise a vengeful plan by which he can humiliate his humiliator and win back his girl.

M.T. Anderson, author of the darkly comic suburban vampire tale Thirsty, here turns his attention to the of-this-world horrors of high school romance and minimum-wage drudgery. The result is a hugely funny, fast-paced romp through teen angst. Passages describing the O'Dermott's experience (the fast-food joint where Turner works and where Anthony gets a job as part of his evil plot) are spill-your-soda hilarious--obviously the words of someone who has lived the nightmare. Anthony laments, "It was hard not to feel ugly. Crusty. Doped. My fingernails were black. My shirt was stiff. My hair hung flat. My skin was shellacked with ambient lard." Not to mention the fact that he works side-by-side with his nemesis, his two best friends have fallen in subverbal saccharine love with each other, and his only hope is teaming up with Shunt, the vegan, anarchist grill cook. As Anderson clearly understands and as Anthony notes (while mustering the courage to kiss his archenemy's girlfriend), "There is a certain ferocity you need, to be a teenager in America." Indeed. (Ages 13 and older) --Brangien Davis

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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.

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