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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No trivia or quizzes yet. He’s the ultimate teenage boy, often elegant kibg stammering in the same sentence, exaggerating his emotions, feeling adversarial toward everyone, even his best friend, and always, always thinking of sex.

When he unearths his late father’s collection of high school novels, Tom begins reading them to connect with his dad and understand what he might have been like as a teenager. The narrator is engaging, acerbic, hilarious, and totally relatable for anyone who ikng was a punky freak at the high-school level.


While serious and painful at points, King Dork is foremost a hilarious novel. It’s kind of a cult. Pages to import images to Wikidata. Could lead to some valuable discussions about the realism of the high school portrayed here — you may want to talk to your teen about their own experiences at school and if anything resonates here. Sam eventually reveals that the girls were playing a game called “Dud Chart” in which they earned points by flirting and making out with unpopular boys, and the popular Celeste Fletcher hired him as a consultant.

Thank you for your support. He’s persistently tormented by boys and humiliated by girlsand the teachers and administrators are little better. They’re both great books, and you should read them, and let your kids read them but probably not read them with your kids, that might be awkward. For teacher he is the ultimate guy, a real dream boat. Just to give you a preview: Tom’s mother reveals that Mr.


Tom and his only close friend, Sam Hellerman, aspire to start a rock and roll band, though this mainly consists of proposing potential band names, pseudonyms, and album covers.

Feb 02, unknown rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s going to be difficult ming me to resist comparing them somewhat. Andromeda Klein is open to similar criticism. Stay in Touch Sign up. Teen, ;ortman years old Written by XoxoKatie September 28, Jul 26, tammy rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.

First, it’s laugh-out-loud, still-chucklingminutes-later kinng, the kind of clever, sardonic, intelligent humor that will have your teens calling up their friends to read passages out loud.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. To Tom’s confusion, a popular girl at school begins dating one of the most unpopular boys, and Sam begins hanging out with a group of drama students. 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.

Speaking kinb girls, I was disappointed to see that some readers disliked or rated King Dork poorly because they felt it was “sexist” and “objectifying” of women, so much so I feel I have to address it.

View all 7 comments. Then later in the book they try to write real songs and play a concert and are astonished at how hard it is to actually write songs.

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King Dork is a great novel of teenage alienation and enlightenment. But illicit female hospital visitations, The Catcher in the Ryeand the Hillmont High sex-pocalypse have made him a new man.

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Fun characters, amusing high school hijinks, Holden Caulfield-inspired cynicism, and dodk dialogue, all wrapped around an irritating wannabe DaVinci Code mystery that drove me bonkers. In other words, he was a major player in the nation of perpetrators. I think that was the theme. Oct 22, Jackie “the Librarian” rated it it was ok Recommends it for: I’ve decided that there’s simply no other way to accurately describe this book.

I had mixed feelings about King Dork. Or maybe the author sorry MrTX failed. It’s ridiculously easy to read, even oing engaging.

It’s a funny world. In my opinion, Dr.

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I wasn’t terribly popular, and this book seems to capture what that felt like, and also what it feels like to maybe grow into yourself a little more which, too, reflects my experience. As kids, they carried it with them everywhere they went. They’re chanting “Holden, Holden, Holden Tom is constantly running down the educational system — and this book provides a pretty harsh look at high school — but kinf is a smart kid who cares about his family and likes to learn things that interest him.

User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Families can talk about coming-of-age stories. Quotes from King Dork.

Tom’s only solace is his one friend, Sam, and their pastime of making up imaginary rock bands. The most Holden-y kid wins. Nov 18, Mary rated it it was ok Shelves: It strikes me that he had these really?