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Anderson, Matthew T.
Cambridge : Candlewick, 2001.
ISBN 0763615676

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

Anthony can't believe his luck.  He has finally met a girl who seems to like him as much as he likes her.  Diana brings out the best in him.  She takes him on adventures that he never dreamed of.  Like the night they went around town fixing grammatical errors in signs.  Then the night came when he caught her with another guy.  Devastated, Anthony devises a plan to get back at Turner.  The biggest part of the plan is to get a job at the local burger restaurant where Turner works.  From there, things get weird.  How does softball, a giant condiment troll, and the local Dairy Queen all fit into this tale?

Booktalk #2

Anthony has always been a nice boy.  Turner has always been a smooth operator.  The two face off after Anthony finds his girlfriend in Turner's arms. Anthony wants nothing more than revenge.  Anthony hatches a plan that involves getting a job at O’Dermott’s Burger Joint.  The plan includes an anarchist, a condiment troll, and an ’85 Olds named Margot.  Turner thwarts Anthony at every turn until…..  (Ruth P Savinda,

SUBJECTS:     Fast food restaurants -- Fiction.
                        Hamburgers -- Fiction.
                        Restaurants -- Fiction.
                        Contests -- Fiction.
                        Self-acceptance -- Fiction.
                        Bullies -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.


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