By Frank Portman
“King Dork will rock your world.” --John Green, New York Times bestselling writer of The Fault in Our Stars
When Tom Henderson reveals his useless father’s reproduction of J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher within the Rye, his international is became the other way up. unexpectedly highschool will get extra advanced: Tom (aka King Dork) reveals himself in the midst of mysteries regarding useless humans, bare humans, faux humans, a mystery code, women, and rock and roll. As he is going via sophomore 12 months, he reveals clues which may rather well clear up the puzzle of his father’s loss of life and—oddly—reveal the key to attracting semi-hot women. (The mystery could be being in a band, if he can discover a drummer who can count number to four.)
This unruly cult vintage positive aspects track lyrics all through and now encompasses a word list and a bandography. And search for the sequel, King Dork Approximtely, to be had now.
Praise for King Dork:
“Basically, while you're a person with even a obscure take hold of of the English language, King Dork will rock your world.”—John eco-friendly, writer of The Fault in Our Stars
“[No account of highschool] has made me chuckle greater than King Dork. . . . Grade A.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Provides a window into what it might be like if Holden Caulfield learn The Catcher within the Rye.”—New York Post
“Loaded with sharp and offbeat humor.”—USA Today
“Original, heartfelt, and gleaming with wit and intelligence. This novel will linger lengthy in readers’ memories.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review
“A biting and witty high-school satire.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“Tom’s narration is piercingly satirical and acidly witty.”—The Bulletin of the heart for Children’s Books, Starred Review
“King Dork makes sense, humorous, sometimes raunchy and refreshingly transparent approximately what it’s wish to be in excessive school.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“King Dork: top Punk Rock e-book Ever.”—The Village Voice
“I love this ebook up to I hated highschool, and that’s a few of the maximum compliment i will in all likelihood give.”—Bookslut.com
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I’ll say one thing, though: whether he’s an actor or an actress, he sure is diminutive. B O OKWOR M I NG I could still hear the annoying laughter after I entered the house and proceeded down to the basement. I had realized on the way home that I had left my Catcher in the Rye in my 47 locker, and I needed it for one of Mr. Schtuppe’s brain-dead assignments. (“Define the following words and use them in sentences, noting the page on which they occur: linoleum, hospitality, corridor, canasta, janitor, conscientious, phony, lagoon, incognito, brassiere, burlesque, psychic, brassy, intoxicating, verification, jitterbug .
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