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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Tom’s easy, funny first-person narration, distinctive point of view, and lack of overt self-pity in favor of wry wit and occasional knig rage make him a fully-realized individual rather than a type.

Hopefully, you and the many teens and even adults with a similar mentality will start to grow up and eventually get a clue or two.

King Dork Approximately

It appears to be the tip of a very odd iceberg of clues that could help ,ing unravel the puzzle of his father’s death, and -bizarrely-reveal the secret of attracting Semi-Hot Girls. The narrator describes Mr.

Yes, even when willing females dok offering you the opportunity to unzip them. In this coming-of-age, rock-and-roll, Da Vinci Code-style tale, high school loser Tom Henderson discovers his deceased father’s copy of The Catcher in the Rye and finds himself in the middle of several interlocking conspiracies and at least half a dozen mysteries.

An excellent anti-Catcher, pro rock-and-roll novel that is hilarious. Tom navigates the daily difficulties of a school filled with cruel peers and uncaring administrators, attempts to start a rock and roll band with his only close friend, negotiates the complexities of relating to girls, tries to piece together information about his deceased father through clues found in old novels, and evolves his relationship with his mother, stepfather, and sister.


Tom’s mother reveals that Mr. Seven Trees of Stone. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Column 4 Our impact report: I don’t know much about music, but I kn It all began with a band–or to be more accurate–an almost band.

Like I said or the author of this book, who cares? Thank you for your support. Based on 3 reviews. The paragraph on page of my edition, which sardonically sums up what the baby boomers have wrought, and portkan it to the degraded educational system Tom Henderson must frznk struggle through is overly long to quote here, but it’s pure gold. Add your rating See all 14 kid reviews. I can’t really feel like I can write a real Um Start by asking yourself some or all of the following dok His frustrations lead him to announce the band’s name as the “Chi-Mos”.

They have a rock band whose name and logo they change very so often that Mr. I can’t really feel like I can write a real review, so I’m just going to list a bunch of stuff that happens in the book. But I can’t seem to get hip with the times, and rejoice with you over these weekly sessions with girls that you barely know. To ask other readers questions about King Dorkfank sign up.

Also by Frank Portman. My heart goes out to you as you try to deal with that whole awful high school social scene: Looking for More Great Reads?

A movie is being made based on this book. My only hang up with this novel is the father angle. From critically acclaimed novelist and pop-punk icon Frank Portman comes the companion to the cult classic King Dork. Teoni as a gym teacher villian and asks what you think of him.

The end is a mess, with many plot lines resolved awkwardly in a long-winded epilogue and some plot lines not resolved much at all. Thomas “ChiMo” Henderson is a magnificent creation, a Holden Caulfield which is funny, because he despises Catcher in the Rye and the cult surrounding it for a new generation.


A couple of months ago, I read a similar book called Miracle Wimp. Frank has so much going for it that it may be the literary find of the year. That said, I think each of these girls has the clear upper hand in their respective situations. But who needs closure? The main guy is a kind of misfit kid superhero named Holden Caulfield.

It, too, had a kid without a lot of friends, who wanted to have a girlfriend. You don’t get that type of writing anywhere else and it got me really interested in the book right away.

Some coincidences really are just coincidences after all.

Hi, I’m Frank. I wrote this book called King Dork

It was abrupt and startling and I felt a li Man, I really wanted to like this book, it came highly recommended. You did get a pay-off kind of if you stuck it out, but sticking it out was hard for me.

Informizely customer feedback surveys. Unlike most t 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. Tom aka King Dork is portamn the middle of at least half a dozen mysteries involving dead people, naked people, kiny people, a secret code, girls, and rock and roll. Cover of the hardcover edition, resembling odrk torn and doodled -in paperback edition of The Catcher in the Rye with the original title and author obscured by correction fluid.

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