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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Teoni says to say hi to his dad, then the narrator says his dad died many years ago, now what do you think of him? LitFlash Protman eBooks you want at the lowest prices. You’ll be a shoo-in” Stay up to date on new reviews. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. Books by Frank Portman.

King Dork Approximately

Nov 18, Mary rated it it was ok Shelves: And I don’t even know that much about rock and roll history. Thank you for your support.

Although definitely hilarious, I found the references to women repulsive. But how likely is that?

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I can’t really feel like I can write a real Um Actual human beings with feelings, thoughts, dreams, hopes, ideas, desires. And then, the plot kijg it, and the relationships between Tom and the girls he meets were frsnk stupid and unbelievable, it ruined the book for me. Apr 20, Megan rated it it was amazing. How old is your kid? Why do you need to mess up the minds of adolescent teenage boys more than they already are? However, Portman does manage to touch on some big themes of family and growing up without ever being sappy or offering easy answers.


That Inevitable Victorian Thing. 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. Sam eventually reveals that the girls were playing a game called “Dud Chart” in which they earned points by flirting and making out with unpopular boys, and the popular Celeste Fletcher kint him as a consultant. Sign in or join to save for later.

Except for the part dirk how you can never find a drummer who can count to four.

Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids. Compact Disc – 10 pages – Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Add your rating See all 14 kid reviews. 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 example, in any other book, Tom would find an ally in Holden Caulfield, rather than rolling his eyes at the “Catcher cult.

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It all began with a band–or to be more accurate–an almost band. Tom refers to himself as ‘King Dork’, and discovers one day a book owned by his father containing notes and codes. Tom is assaulted by several bullies and winds up in the hospital with a concussionskull fracturesand nerve injury. It was abrupt and startling and I felt a little assaulted with so much plot so late in a book that had been lacking it up until then.

Sep 25, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it Shelves: Frank makes it work. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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