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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King Dork is kind of like a new, updated version of Alan Mendelsonnow complete with profanity, soft drugs, and girls, girls, girls! And even less with somebody else’s mom.

I realize that you’re largely a product of this mixed-up, hypersexualized, narcissistic, sork immoral society. You’ve made every one of these mistakes over the course of these past few months; you’re not off to a great start. That said, I think each of these girls has the clear upper hand in their respective situations.

I had a hard time relating to the character probably because I don’t remember any of this stuff from high school. There is no great manual to the universe which, if we could somehow read it, would tell us pkrtman why things happen the way that they do. Tom finds her, and although she lortman not the Fiona from the party, she makes out with him and performs fellatio on him on three occasions. The narrator describes Mr.

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KING DORK by Frank Portman | Kirkus Reviews

This is possibly my new favorite book. Jul 06, Kate rated it liked it Recommends it for: What was he like when he was your age?

Tom is a smart kid who cares about his family and likes to learn things that interest him, although most of what he’s “taught” in school doesn’t fall fank that category he’s constantly running down the educational system. So Tom doesn’t “really care” about these girls.


There’s a realism here that goes far beyond most books, either for teens or for adults. Discover what to read next. Andromeda Klein is open to similar criticism. They love him to pieces. I’m very conflicted about this book. I think I wouldn’t have such disdain for this book if I hadn’t loved it so much at the beginning. Oct 05, MCOH rated it did not like it. Plenty of smoking, drinking, and drugs both prescription and illegal used with no consequences by both adults and teens.

Nevertheless, there are perks. Tom’s story may have special appeal to male teen readers. Girls are people, too. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. And somehow, he makes a few good friends, and he manages to meet a girl and they have interests in common, and they hang out. Frank of the Mr.

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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. Maybe — or maybe not. Nicola Yoon 2-Book Bundle: Experience, is a book like nothing ever done before— King Dork literally has something for everyone: 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 they never actually write the songs or play porhman.

Lots of references to teen sex, masturbation, oral sex, child molesters, sodomy, rape, and porn. When you’re married, come back for part two of this discussion.

Apr 20, Megan rated it it was amazing. Also by Frank Portman.

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I felt slighted by that. You don’t get that type of writing anywhere else and it got me really interested in the book right away. You started out with some promise. Jul 26, tammy rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Serena Blasco and Nancy Springer.

Frank has so much going for it that it may be the literary find of the year. Sam comes up with a theory connecting Mr.