As John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars said, aKing 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 fatheras copy of J. D. Salingeras 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 fatheras death andaoddlyareveal 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: aBasically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork, will rock your world.aaJohn Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars a[No account of high school] has made me laugh more than King Dork. . . . Grade A.aaEntertainment Weekly aImpossibly brilliant.aaTime aProvides a window into what it would be like if Holden Caulfield read The Catcher in the Rye.aaNew York Post [STAR] aOriginal, heartfelt, and sparkling with wit and intelligence. This novel will linger long in readersa memories.aaSchool Library Journal, Starred [STAR] aA biting and witty high-school satire.aaKirkus Reviews, Starred [STAR] aTomas narration is piercingly satirical and acidly witty.aaThe Bulletin of the Center for Childrenas Books, Starred aLoaded with sharp and offbeat humor.aaUSA Today aKing Dork is smart, funny, occasionally raunchy and refreshingly clear about what itas like to be in high school.aaSan Francisco Chronicle aKing Dork: Best Punk Rock Book Ever.aaThe Village Voice aI love this book as much as I hated high school, and thatas some of the highest praise I can possibly give.aaBookslut.comThis novel will linger long in readersa memories.aaSchool Library Journal, Starred [STAR] aA biting and witty high-school satire.aaKirkus Reviews, Starred [STAR] aTomas narration is piercingly satirical and acidly witty ...
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