Ñ My Darling, My Hamburger õ Download by ↠´ Paul Zindel
Ñ My Darling, My Hamburger õ Download by ↠´ Paul Zindel 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 junk.
This book could not be written today Zindel writes so expertly about the ambivalence that kids feel towards relationships, towards themselves and a confusion that is so real I hope YA authors today will be inspired by Zindel, and write honest tales that aren t so concerned with what the character is wearing and where they are shopping.
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 going through the whole abortion ordeal Reading this now I m impressed surprised that Paul Zindel wrote a book that dealt with sex abortion birth control all that jazz way back in 1969 Kudos to Mr Zindel for doing that.
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 too quickly after seeming to have traveled at a snail s crawl up until then, and they re scared of what s coming next and not at all sure how to make the right decisions as a long series of life altering choices suddenly swoop down and demand to be made right now Sure, some of those decisions could be seen coming by the student with good foresight, but how easy is it to be lulled into the false sense of security of thinking that yo 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 follow.
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
It was too short, it was dumb I gave this book 2 5 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 to the free little library I m too meh about it I didn t really like it I don t think I even have it any If I do, I ve hidden it from myself.
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 controlling,mean 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 less 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 but it all revolved around sex The entire story does I could not relate to any of the characters or feel compassion for any of them They started out flat and ended flat The book takes over the course of a school year, but there were no changes in them Then ending was awkward and left a lot of unanswered questions While I realize that life may not make sense all the time and the author was trying to show that, too many questions were left hanging in the air I do not recommend this book.
Four Friends,Two Couples, One Year That Will Change Their LivesLiz And Sean, Both Beautiful And Popular, Are Madly In Love And Completely Misunderstood By Their Parents Their Best Friends, Maggie And Dennis, Are Shy And Awkward, But Willing To Take The First Tentative Steps Toward A Romance Of Their Own Yet Before Either Couple Can Enjoy True Happiness, Life Conspires Against Them, Threatening To Destroy Their Friendships Completely