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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If, on the other hand, you like to read a funny, dirty, weird story about a high school kid with a lot of problems and a large vocabulary, read this book.

Also in King Dork Series. This is the story of Tom in the first half of his sophomore year in high school.

King Dork Book Review

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 Frabk, rather than rolling his eyes at the “Catcher cult.

But kinb – I am so glad I read your story before wrapping it up and handing it over. Aaron nominated this as book for the month June The plot takes a couple of turns that strain believeability, but I was really on board with the book the entire way I’m not exactly sure why this book is classified as “Young Adult” literature, other than it’s about teenagers in high school, and, thus, must be for kids. Tom fork his mother about the circumstances of his father’s death, but she is unable to tell him the truth.


View all 7 comments. King Dork isn’t wonderful or anything, but I like how it introduces younger readers to the importance and fun of reading classic novels like The Catcher in the Rye. Anxiously awaiting the sequel! Another great scene is when Tom is riding his bike home from his first ever poftman encounter singing “Yummy Yummy Yummy” and “Fox on the Run” at the top of his lungs.


Nicola Yoon 2-Book Bundle: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. So, I guess what I’m saying is that the book is both funny, and rings true. Stay in Touch Sign up.

The key role of Salinger’s novel is hinted at by this book’s telltale vintage burgundy cover, on which “King Dork” is written over Salinger’s title. I thought maybe the two of you would have something in common – you’re contemporaries, both learning how to survive the modern American public high school experience.

The plot is flimsy at best and the obscure music references are likely to put off a lot of readers. The parents’ guide to what’s in this book. It was a fun book that I enjoyed reading. But really, they’re more like you than you realize. Stay in Touch Sign up. I wanted more of the plot where Tom was learning about his father through the margin notes and codes in his father’s old books.

How old is your kid? Maybe if I was a dude, I might appreciate it more or maybe not. Not doork an updated version of Catcher in the Ryebut Tom, the main character, certainly has strong ideas about that American classic: He’s persistently tormented by boys and humiliated by girlsand the teachers and administrators are little better.


Dkrk to make it much more unbearable, you have to pass through an obstacle course that could wear and tear you inside out. To Tom’s confusion, a popular girl at school begins dating one of the most unpopular boys, and Sam begins hanging out with a group of drama students.

Are either you or she simultaneously involved in other romantic or sexual relationships? Cover of the hardcover edition, resembling a torn and doodled -in paperback edition of The Catcher in the Rye with the frnk title and author obscured by correction fluid. See all books by Frank Portman. Actually, don’t give him Miracle Wimp either.

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And your little corner of society over at Hillmont High seems more immoral than most. Or maybe the author sorry MrTX failed. While serious and painful at points, King Dork is foremost a hilarious novel. You did get a pay-off kind of if you stuck it out, but sticking it out was hard for me. Frnk you started finding secret codes in the margins of his old paperbacks, I was intrigued. ,ing not, I suggest keeping your pants zipped.

Tom is derisively nicknamed “Chi-Mo”, originating from an aptitude test indicating a possible career in the clergy, which his classmates associated with child molestation. Refresh and try again.