King Dork will rock your world.” –John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars When Tom Henderson. High school is the penalty for transgressions yet to be specified in the companion to the book of which John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, said. Told from the perspective of Tom, a “brainy, freaky, oddball kid who reads too much, [and is] so bright that his genius is sometimes mistaken for.

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But this is intentional, for reasons I will get to that involve a certain widely-read high school English classic.

King Dork Approximately

The Dark Days Deceit. Though I’m not usually a fan of episodic stories, another book similar in style is The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

He also cuts to pieces Catcher in the Ryea job you might not have known needed to be done. This book, more so the author apparently, is insensitive, demeaning, womanizing, and most definitely unrealistic. For now, keep pants zipped. The plot takes a couple of turns that strain believeability, but I was really on board with the book the entire way through.

Remember when you were talking about your wish for a “Sex Alliance Against Society”? All the characters, major and minor, are more than meet the eye, and the layers of their personalities don’t always fit together as smoothly as they usually do in fiction.


It’s a funny world.

King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman | : Books

Oh, Tom, I’m not completely unsympathetic to your plight. Apr 17, David rated it it was amazing. Jun 11, Misty rated it it was ok.

He’s persistently tormented by boys and humiliated by girlsand the teachers and administrators are little better. This porfman has taken at least twenty steps back in the feminist revolution. Teoni as a gym teacher villian and asks what you think of him. The Search for TK. If so, keep pants zipped. Often confused with nerd and geek, but does not imply the same level of intelligence. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Serena Blasco and Nancy Springer.

Tom obsesses over her, much to Sam’s annoyance. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Oct 04, Pages Young Adult. Now his most deeply held beliefs about alphabetical-order friendship, recycling, school spirit, girls, rock and roll, the stitching on jeans, the Catcher Code, and the structure of the universe are about to explode in his face.

The eponymous hero of King Dork, Tom Henderson, is an intelligent, thoughtful high school sophomore doggedly slogging his way through the California pu Frank Portman’s first novel, King Dork, is as engaging a read as his second novel, Andromeda Klein which I happened to read first.

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Praise for King Dork: It all began with a band–or to be more accurate–an almost band. It’s a view of high school that seemed very true to me. I thought Tom’s attempts to grapple with the fair sex seemed like an honest portrayal of both the dodk and the anguish of being fourteen and male I have never been male, and some people might argue that I have never been fourteen, so I can only guess here.

Frank makes it work. Leafing his father’s CatcherTom found a paragraph franj I didn’t realize this book had a sequel. The rules have all changed.

King Dork by Frank Portman | : Books

But illicit female hospital visitations, The Catcher in the Ryeand the Hillmont High sex-pocalypse have made him a new man. Who would you cast in Tom’s part? Tides of the Dark Crystal 3. Retrieved from ” https: There goes my 1 star Wanting to learn Entertaining story of a self-confessed ‘dork’ He knows what he is. The mystery aspect of the book isn’t exactly buried but the humor from the other characters does cause the reader to forget about this mystery at times, but it’s still so enjoyable that it fits perfectly.