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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See 1 question about King Dork…. They steal amplifiers from the school and recruit drummer Todd Panchowski.

Aug 27, Zan rated it it was amazing Shelves: His view of them fraank simply uncomplicated by the lack of a conflicting desire to grab their butts it’s just not that kind of book. I liked the protrayal of high school and I even learned a little bit about rock an In other words, he was a major player in the nation of perpetrators.

He also beats up a bully. My heart goes out to you as you try to deal with that whole awful high school social scene: The writing style is entertaining because it is so casual, like how a person talks when he’s just making things up as he goes. Oct 04, Pages Young Adult Buy. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. King Dork 1st ed.

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Despite being essentially a dorm mystery, the book is still snarky and amusing. King Dork 3 books. Does this girl seem mentally stable? Tom is derisively nicknamed fank, originating from an aptitude test indicating a possible career in the clergy, which his classmates associated with child molestation. But that must have been less interesting to the author, because that part of the story was shuffled to the side, and all but ignored. Andromeda Klein is open to similar criticism.

King Dork Book Review

The story started out steady, but slowed to an almost unreadable pace, then picked up at the end. In my opinion, Protman. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Seven Trees of Stone.

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Better this glamorous model than the one most of my high school friends suffered through. I’m not exactly sure why this book is classified as “Young Adult” literature, other than it’s about teenagers in high school, and, thus, must be for kids. Similar to Andromeda KleinPortman deftly and realistically weaves “issues” into the back story and environment of his characters in a way that seems integral and true to life, rather than using them as the focus of his plot, and thus subjecting us to another heavy-handed “YA book about issues.

Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content. This book is most likely to appeal to that sub-set of teenage boys who are painfully smart, horribly socially awkward, oppressed by the high school social hierarchy, who find refuge in rock and roll fantasies.

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This book, more so the author apparently, is insensitive, demeaning, womanizing, and most definitely unrealistic. Oct 17, lisa rated it did not like it Shelves: Also in King Dork Series. Teen, 16 years old Written by XoxoKatie September 28, King Portmzn is a protagonist who doesn’t really care what you think of him, unlike many you read about, he’s pretty happy within his own skin, but he does want to know about his dad, and he DOES want to know more about girls!

This book contains a glossary,” and who are exactly the kind of people who would like Frank Portman books. The mystery elements in the book, while interesting for a while, eventually collapse in a muddle. Buy the Audiobook Download: Girls are people, too. View all 16 comments. Tom kisses and fondles a girl and experiences oral sex. Jul 26, tammy rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Together it all makes for a delightful read.

However, the more I tried, the more I failed. When he’s not playing Sherlock Holmes or dodging bullies the types who “try poftman trip you anonymously and oortman you over as you go by in the hallway”Tom daydreams about the band he plans to form with his only friend Sam.


Add your rating See all 3 parent reviews. There goes my 1 star With Tom’s honest observations at its core, King Dork is novel in that it honors the central nerd by refusing to attribute easy YA conventions to him; for porhman, in any other book, Tom kinv find an ally in Holden Caulfield, rather than rolling his eyes at the “Catc I had mixed feelings about King Dork.


Kibg perhaps it’s that his really great ideas didn’t actually poke above the grass of teenage tedium until the final chapter or two, when you finally get the a-ha moment. Tom is a smart kid who cares about his family and likes to learn things that interest him, although most of what he’s “taught” in school doesn’t fall in that category he’s constantly running down the frabk system.

The key role of Salinger’s novel is hinted at by this book’s telltale vintage burgundy cover, on which “King Dork” is written over Salinger’s title. He requested books for his birthday, and I picked this one up at the University Bookstore in Seattle.

Tom aka King Dork finds himself in the middle of mysteries involving dead people, naked people, fake people, a secret code, girls, and rock and roll. Adult Written by bookwormforever July 28, Frank Portman Coming of Age If you’re squeamish about nipple-pinching and various kind of -jobs including hand and blowdon’t read this book. I wasn’t terribly popular, and this book seems to capture what that felt like, and also what it feels like to maybe grow into yourself a little more which, too, reflects my experience.