By Frank Portman
“King Dork will rock your world.” --John Green, New York Times bestselling writer of The Fault in Our Stars
When Tom Henderson reveals his lifeless father’s reproduction of J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher within the Rye, his global is grew to become the other way up. without notice highschool will get extra advanced: Tom (aka King Dork) unearths himself in the midst of mysteries related to useless humans, bare humans, pretend humans, a mystery code, women, and rock and roll. As he is going via sophomore 12 months, he reveals clues that could rather well remedy the puzzle of his father’s dying and—oddly—reveal the key to attracting semi-hot women. (The mystery could be being in a band, if he can discover a drummer who can count number to four.)
This unruly cult vintage good points track lyrics all through and now incorporates a word list and a bandography. And search for the sequel, King Dork Approximtely, to be had now.
Praise for King Dork:
“Basically, while you are a person with even a imprecise clutch of the English language, King Dork will rock your world.”—John eco-friendly, writer of The Fault in Our Stars
“[No account of highschool] has made me chortle greater than King Dork. . . . Grade A.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Provides a window into what it might be like if Holden Caulfield learn The Catcher within the Rye.”—New York Post
“Loaded with sharp and offbeat humor.”—USA Today
“Original, heartfelt, and glowing with wit and intelligence. This novel will linger lengthy in readers’ memories.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review
“A biting and witty high-school satire.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“Tom’s narration is piercingly satirical and acidly witty.”—The Bulletin of the heart for Children’s Books, Starred Review
“King Dork is sensible, humorous, sometimes raunchy and refreshingly transparent approximately what it’s wish to be in excessive school.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“King Dork: top Punk Rock publication Ever.”—The Village Voice
“I love this publication up to I hated highschool, and that’s many of the maximum compliment i will be able to almost certainly give.”—Bookslut.com
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The more I try to control it, the more out of control it gets. It’s a real problem. Standing by my dad’s grave with my mom and Amanda is the classic situation for the ear thing. I just get more and more nervous and twitchy. This year, my ears were going like crazy, maybe even more than usual. I was drenched with sweat, too. I tried biting the inside of my cheek really hard to give myself some other irritant to focus on. That sometimes works, but this time I couldn’t bite hard enough to have an impact, even though I could taste a lot of blood in my mouth.
Some of the little bunches of pages were loose. The whole thing was falling apart. It had once been held together by a rubber band, which had now disintegrated, though pieces of dried-up rubber band still stuck to the outside. I flipped through it idly on my way upstairs. It was really banged up. There was some underlining, some illegible scribbles, and a lot of weird stains. The dedication, To My Mother, had been scribbled out and someone had written “tit lib friday” in blue ink on the title page.
The dedication, To My Mother, had been scribbled out and someone had written “tit lib friday” in blue ink on the title page. Heh, I thought, now there’s a band name for you. I suddenly realized that, since it wasn’t the same edition my class was using, the page numbers wouldn’t match up, and I almost tossed it back onto the book pile. But then I saw what was written on the inside front cover, and I stopped dead with my foot on the fourth step of the basement stairs, the assignment forgotten. ” Now, CEH stood for Charles Evan Henderson.