King Dork

King Dork

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As John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars said, a€œKing Dork will rock your world.a€ The cult favorite from Frank Portman, aka Dr. Frank of the Mr. T. Experience, is a book like nothing ever done before--King Dork literally has something for everyone: At least a half-dozen mysteries, love, mistaken identity, girls, monks, books, blood, bubblegum, and rock and roll. This book is based on music--a passion most kids have--and it has original (hilarious) songs and song lyrics throughout. When Tom Henderson finds his deceased fathera€™s copy of J. D. Salingera€™s The Catcher in the Rye, his world is turned upside down. Suddenly high school gets more complicated: Tom (aka King Dork) is in the middle of at least half a dozen mysteries involving dead people, naked people, fake people, a secret code, girls, and rock and roll. As he goes through sophomore year, he finds clues that may very well solve the puzzle of his fathera€™s death anda€”oddlya€”reveal the secret to attracting semi-hot girls (the secret might be being in a band, if he can find a drummer who can count to four. A brilliant story told in first person, King Dork includes a glossary and a bandography, which readers will find helpful and hilarious. Praise for King Dork: a€œBasically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork, will rock your world.a€a€”John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars a€œ[No account of high school] has made me laugh more than King Dork. . . . Grade A.a€a€”Entertainment Weekly a€œImpossibly brilliant.a€a€”Time a€œProvides a window into what it would be like if Holden Caulfield read The Catcher in the Rye.a€a€”New York Post [STAR] a€œOriginal, heartfelt, and sparkling with wit and intelligence. This novel will linger long in readersa€™ memories.a€a€”School Library Journal, Starred [STAR] a€œA biting and witty high-school satire.a€a€”Kirkus Reviews, Starred [STAR] a€œToma€™s narration is piercingly satirical and acidly witty.a€a€”The Bulletin of the Center for Childrena€™s Books, Starred a€œLoaded with sharp and offbeat humor.a€a€”USA Today a€œKing Dork is smart, funny, occasionally raunchy and refreshingly clear about what ita€™s like to be in high school.a€a€”San Francisco Chronicle a€œKing Dork: Best Punk Rock Book Ever.a€a€”The Village Voice a€œI love this book as much as I hated high school, and thata€™s some of the highest praise I can possibly give.a€a€”Bookslut.comI dona#39;t wake up every morning and put on a music-genre-oriented youth-culture Halloween costumea€”thata#39;s what Ia#39;m saying. ... But I can find something to appreciate about most pop musica€”ita#39;s all part of rock and roll history, which Ia#39;m trying toanbsp;...

Title:King Dork
Author:Frank Portman
Publisher:Delacorte Books for Young Readers - 2008-02-12


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