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SUMMARY My Darling My Hamburger

Of their own Yet before either couple can enjoy true happiness life conspires against them threatening to destroy their friendships completel Somehow I missed this book when I was growing up and I don t really know how frankly This is the story of two best friends seniors in high school Liz and Maggie Liz is glamorous and beautiful and has a boyfriend Sean Maggie isn t as pulled together is a little bookish and reserved Liz sets her up with Dennis a friend of Sean s As Maggie starts feeling a little confident and her relationship with Dennis gets off the ground Liz starts to spiral out of control Her bad home life with her controllingmean step father and non entity mother pushes her into getting involved with Sean until she s in trouble It s amazing how Mr Zindel was able to get into the heads of two teenage girls so accurately While in some ways this book does have some Afterschool Special themes and lessons which I normally don t like it does handle it fairly not manipulatively And the ending was realistic I think most readers will identify with Maggie She was a very good friend While initially she was the lucky one to have a beautiful popular girl be her friend in the end she was a better friend to Liz even with the conseuences That s the true lesson not the potential bad conseuences of sex which superficially seems to be the lesson of this noveland that s what I just loved about it In our lives we will be in situations with friends where we have to make choices and Maggie proves a good model to all young women

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My Darling My Hamburger

Four friendsTwo couples One year that will change their livesLiz and Sean both beautiful and popular are madly in love and completely misunder The speeches They were filled with borrowed things borrowed over and over again until the words were nothing than a series of clich s Paul Zindel My Darling My HamburgerA favorite from childhood Review to followI heard from someone that Paul Zindel commented on how he did not write good books in the time period this came outI cannot confirm he said this I hope he didn tHe needs a reality check if he didIt is difficult to explain how much this book meant to me and how beloved it is to a great deal of readers I am not sure any writer has so accurately portrayed teenagers and that is the beauty in this little gem of a bookIt isn t happy It is bitingly cynical brutal in its tragedy and seamless in getting into the heads of the four individuals in this story It covers some pretty heavy subjectssuicide abortion sex dating in general friendshipall the things teens worry aboutIt is a capsule in time I often wonder about Liz and Sean and Maggie and DennisI was in Elementary school when I first read this book Actually I did not read it A family member who was big into theater did an oral reading for myself and my whole family I fell in love with the book then and have reread many times sinceSo as for Paul Zindelhe wrote a masterpiece A masterpiece of feeling and bittersweet pain the kind that we all feel as teens A book of loneliness alienation and yearning A book that stands as a gr eat novel and a classic that should be read by any constant reader who favors the Literary Young Adult novel You won t get happily ever after but you will get a book that may resonate deeply and one you will never forget

Paul Zindel ☆ 8 SUMMARY

Stood by their parents Their best friends Maggie and Dennis are shy and awkward but willing to take the first tentative steps toward a romance I enjoyed My Darling My Hamburger by Paul Zindel because I could relate to the characters All of the characters are teenagers or very young adults In this book Liz is an average girl who falls for an average boy Sean The two have many problems in common leading to their love for eachother They take their romance too far and Liz becomes pregnant Liz s friend Maggie is there for her with whatever decision she makes Sean and Liz talked about moving away having the baby and getting an apartment At last second Sean hands Liz money for her to get an abortion Liz saves herself and does so While Liz is having troubles with Sean Maggie is having troubles with Sean s friend Dennis The book is told in third person Each character is described in detail which gives you a mental image and creates an idea for their personalities Liz is faced with a major life changing event that she doesn t know how to handle Her attitude is care free yet she knows her surroundings very well Liz s friend Maggie is self conscious Maggie is always worrying what her boyfriend Dennis is thinking of her Dennis is Sean s best friend who thinks of himself as ugly Each character has their own flaw in themselvesMy Darling My Hamburger takes place in a small town The setting is important because the events that take place have an effect of the story Liz has troubles at home communicating with her parents as does Sean This makes it difficult for Liz to get help with her pregnancy Sean can t get advice from his father At school Liz doesn t go to the dances with Maggie and Dennis because she tries to save her money for an abortion Many issues of today with abortions and teens relate to this bookThe main theme of My Darling My Hamburger is sex and the conseuences Liz struggles with deciding on what to do with her pregnancy and making the right decision for everyone involved I would recommend this book to young adults My Darling My Hamburger does not have graphic details about sex or anything of that nature This book could relate to many young adults It gives a different view point about making the right decision I enjoyed reading My Darling My Hamburger


10 thoughts on “My Darling My Hamburger

  1. says:

    “The speeches They were filled with borrowed things borrowed over and over again until the words were nothing than a series of clichés” ― Paul Zindel My Darling My HamburgerA favorite from childhood Review to followI heard from someone that Paul Zindel commented on how he did not write good books in the time period this came outI cannot confirm he said this I hope he didn'tHe needs a reality check if he didIt is difficult

  2. says:

    Oh this booked soothed my adolescent soul I just love Paul Zindelall of his books are so uirky and warmhearted Can I get an Amen

  3. says:

    Liz assuring boyfriend Sean of her homemaking skills I can cook and wash clothes

  4. says:

    I don't know if any author has ever poignantly or perceptively captured the essence of what it means to be a teenager than Paul Zindel has done in My Darling My Hamburger The specific crisis situation that this book revolves around perfectly recreates the atmosphere that many teenagers nearing graduation from high school face in their own personal ways the feeling that all of the sudden their life has started to move a little bit

  5. says:

    I read this when I was a kid would have given it 4 stars then I liked it much then but I still think the same things about the characters now as I did then Liz is an idiot her boyfriend's a jerk Maggie needs to get it together know her worth the guy she goes on a date with was ok Reading this a s a kid I was alot sympathetic to Liz

  6. says:

    I enjoyed My Darling My Hamburger by Paul Zindel because I could relate to the characters All of the characters are teenagers or very young adults In this book Liz is an average girl who falls for an average boy

  7. says:

    It was too short it was dumb I gave this book 25 stars I regret even that I don't know how people like this I suppose I would have to be a high school student in the 1950s to really get it though I would have liked to find out what happened with Liz but it's fine The story made no sense I think I might be taking this one

  8. says:

    Somehow I missed this book when I was growing up and I don't really know how frankly This is the story of two best friends seniors in high school Liz and Maggie Liz is glamorous and beautiful and has a boyfriend Sean Maggie isn't as pulled together is a little bookish and reserved Liz sets her up with Dennis a fr

  9. says:

    In preparation for the course on Young Adult library users I am taking this summer I started reading Jezebel's Fine Lines column and this book was featured at one point I've never read Zindel despite a hefty appetite for this kind of junkThis book could not be written today Zindel writes so expertly about the ambivalence t

  10. says:

    I must be an idiot or something because I did not find this book charming like everyone else Yes there was teen angst that we can all relate to