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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Though the main character and the author by extension mock Catcher in the Rye endlessly, the novel is clearly crafted from Salinger’s mold though with contemporary authenticity.

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Do these girls care about him? It’s going to be difficult for me to resist comparing them somewhat. Looking for More Great Reads? He has eork of a indifferent philosophical attitude about getting beaten up and dealing with conflicts with the more powerful kids at school that he calls “normals”.

Informizely customer feedback surveys. Quotes from King Dork. The Treasure Map of Boys. A Fistful of Quarterswas originally attached to direct the film. One way to respond is to say: The end is a mess, with many plot lines resolved awkwardly in a long-winded epilogue and some plot lines not resolved much at all.

The paragraph on page of my edition, which sardonically sums up what the baby boomers have wrought, and links it to the degraded educational system Tom Henderson must now struggle through is overly long to quote here, but it’s pure gold. This is height of the book for me, especially since the blurb on the back cover practically shouted that it had much to do with music.


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Stay up to date on new reviews. A couple of months ago, I read a similar book called Miracle Wimp. No Saints in Dkrk. Interspersed with all the plot intricacies are Tom’s, and the author’s, musings, bits of philosophy, rants, and outsider observations, often wickedly funny and always interesting and thought-provoking.


Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful. Pormtan this book is really quite good. I 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.

One of the greatest novels of the 20th century. Then he finds a set of books, including Catcher in the Rye which everyone in the world except Tom seems jing love left by his father.

Experience, is a book like nothing ever done before— King Dork literally has something for everyone: Award-winning novel of life and death, for frxnk teens. Budding rock musicians and students with a grudge against the public-high-school scene will most relate to Tom’s narrative. You’ll be a shoo-in” The Dragon Ridge Tombs. And let’s face it: But to make it much more unbearable, you have to pass through an obstacle course that could wear and tear you inside out.

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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 Caulfield, rather than rolling his eyes at the “Catcher cult. There’s a realism here that goes far beyond most books, either for teens or for adults. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Was his father’s death a few years earlier really an accident?


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portjan This unruly cult classic features song lyrics throughout and now includes a glossary and a bandography. In this coming-of-age, rock-and-roll, Da Vinci Code-style tale, high school loser Tom Henderson discovers his deceased father’s copy of The Catcher in the Rye and finds himself in the middle of several interlocking conspiracies and at least half a dozen mysteries. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Of course that kind of trailed off, and you left me hanging there at the end, never really resolving this mystery satisfactorily. Franl your rating See all 14 kid reviews. So many funny things about this book.

I think you know that, deep down. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. It feels like it goes on forever and sort of peters out, but I enjoyed the characters and tone so much I still enjoyed it enough to read the eventual sequel.