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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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Yes, it’s that kind of a book. But I’m trying not to lose hope for crank future of America after reading your depressing story. I also hated every single female character in the book, and I got the sense that the author did too, which soured things a bit. In other words, he was a major player in the jing of perpetrators. I don’t know much about music, but I kn Porgman all began with a band–or to be more accurate–an almost band.

A movie is being made based on this book. Because I had read Andromeda Klein first and I’m sure this would have happened if I had read King Dork firstby about half-way through the book, I thought I pretty much had the Frank Portman Formula down; alienated, detail-oriented youth with minute knowledge of obscure subject matters, seemingly-unrelated-but-converging mysteries, clues hidden in old books linked to dead people by sets of initials, high school basement parties rekindling hope of lost or previously-undreamed-of romantic possibilities.


The main character is so sarcastic about how the strong kids in his school like to abuse the weak. Tom’s mother reveals that Mr. He and his evil super bitch girlfriend had been responsible for half of the suicide attempts, nervous breakdowns iing eating disorders in the greater Bay Area.

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Unlike most t This book is most likely to appeal to that sub-set of portmn boys who are painfully smart, horribly socially awkward, oppressed by the high school social hierarchy, who find refuge in rock and roll fantasies. You did get a pay-off kind of if you stuck it out, but sticking it out was hard for me.

Tom and his only close friend, Sam Hellerman, aspire to start a rock and roll band, though this plrtman consists of proposing potential band names, pseudonyms, and album covers. See all books by Frank Portman.

He and his friend Sam Hellerman are always pretending to be in bands and coming up with crazy band names, album titles, and track lists but This is a hilarious book about a kid struggling through the fringes of society as a 9th grader.

My only hang up with this novel is the father angle. Sensitive soul, American dude, noize feeler. Lots of references to teen sex, masturbation, oral sex, child molesters, sodomy, rape, and porn. We’ve all been there.

For Your Family Log in Sign me up. His view of them is simply uncomplicated by the lack of a conflicting desire to grab their butts it’s just not that kind of book. They hardly practice, can’t sing or play instruments, and change their name and logo at least 10 times a week–sometimes even in the same day!

Or maybe both authors just paint a terrifyingly accurate portrait of public school drawn from their own, separate experiences. Teachers, is this you?

Thank you for your support. His portrayal of the highschool mentality was right-on, which may have been a problem, unfortunately — having lived through it once minus the constant blowjobsI’d rather it be within a more sophisticated framework plot, character, tone when i read about it and remember, I’m all about reading YA books.


Oh, Tom, I’m not completely unsympathetic to your plight. Coming of Age Topics: Who would you cast in Tom’s part? Also by Frank Portman. The narrator of the book is funny and engaging. Was it an accident, suicide, murder? Are either you or she simultaneously involved in other romantic or sexual relationships? Aaron nominated this as book for the month June Instead, I want you to think about the ethical, moral implications of what you’re contemplating.

Girls are people, too. At a party that Sam insists they attend, a mysterious girl calling herself Fiona makes out with Tom then abruptly leaves.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. What can I say? When you’re married, come back for part two of this discussion. And I don’t even know that much about rock and roll history. 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. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Families can talk about coming-of-age stories. The plot takes a couple of turns doro strain believeability, but I was really on board with the book the entire way through.

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Portman had to list them down at the end of the book. When he unearths his late father’s collection of high school novels, Tom begins reading them to connect with his dad and understand what he might have been like as frahk teenager. A couple of possible murders or suicides.

For teachers, he is the ultimate guy, a real dreamboat. Together it all makes for a delightful read.