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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Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. King Dork is a smart book, and given everything else about it, there is certainly more artfulness to its portrayal of girls than quote-un-quote “casual misogyny.

Remember when you were talking about your wish for a “Sex Alliance Against Society”? There are two mysteries here that require sleuthing, both around identity: Despite being essentially a teen mystery, the book is still snarky and amusing. Does this girl seem mentally stable? You did get a pay-off kind of if you stuck it out, but sticking it out was hard for me. Kong believe everybody in the world would be better off saving sex for a happy, loving marriage, and I would be really pleased to see all pre-marital and extra-marital sex come to a complete halt.

View all 3 comments. Unlike most t This book is most likely to appeal to that sub-set of teenage boys who are painfully smart, horribly socially awkward, oppressed by the high school social hierarchy, who find refuge in rock and roll fantasies. It’s kind of a cult.


King Dork (King Dork, #1) by Frank Portman

They all want to have sex with him and with the book’s author, too, and they’d probably even try to do it with the book itself if they could figure out a way to go about it. He has kind of a indifferent philosophical attitude about getting beaten up and dealing with conflicts with the more powerful kids at school that he calls “normals”. Portman also seems pretty unconcerned with girls except as sex objects real and fantasy.

Frank makes it work. 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! By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

King Dork Approximately

But believe me; what you have found in the way of a sex-life is not, let me repeat, NOT what it’s all about. However, Portman does manage to touch on some big themes of family and growing up without ever being sappy or offering easy answers.

And yes, it’s the talk year old boys don’t really want to have with their moms. One of the greatest novels of the 20th century. The Best Books of This is height portmna the book for me, especially since the blurb on the back cover practically shouted that it had much to do with music. His fraank 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 porrman read about it and remember, I’m all about reading YA books.


LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo. Most of the time, i walk around here feeling like a total idiot. What was he like when he was portma age?

Dec 09, Minutes Young Adult. There are some great moments in this book including a rock-n-roll performance from Tom’s band, The Chi-Mos Child Molesterswhich ends up changing their high school forever.

And even less with somebody else’s mom.

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. Is this girl drunk, high, or otherwise impaired in her judgment? A movie is being made based on this book. Above all, this is the most stereo-typical book that I’ve ever read.

What is ffrank meaning of the coded messages found in his father’s copy of The Catcher in the Rye?

And I know how it is – you got distracted by the more immediate things around you. The humor, though, is set in high relief by the story’s depth, complexity, and sophistication.

For teachers, he is the ultimate guy, a real dreamboat.