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e-Book King Dork (King Dork Series) download

e-Book King Dork (King Dork Series) download

by Frank Portman

ISBN: 0385734506
ISBN13: 978-0385734509
Language: English
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (February 12, 2008)
Pages: 368
Category: Literature and Fiction
Subategory: Young Adult

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Rating: 4.4
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Series: King Dork Series. Paperback: 368 pages. LOL! Which is about all I did while reading Frank Portman's KING DORK

Series: King Dork Series. LOL! Which is about all I did while reading Frank Portman's KING DORK. Besides wanting to initiate Reader's Theatre and read passages aloud to my friends, family, or basically anyone within earshot. This clever parody of . Salinger's CATCHER IN THE RYE is packed with enough sarcastic humor to make Mad Magazine look like Highlights for Children.

Praise for king dork. Original, heartfelt, and sparkling with wit and intelligence. There is a lot to love about this book: King Dork is smart, funny, occasionally raunchy and refreshingly clear about what it’s like to be in high school. San Francisco Chronicle. This novel will linger long in readers’ memories. I love this book as much as I hated high school, and that’s some of the highest praise I can possibly give. This is the funniest, freshest, most original book of any kind that I have read in a very long time. It’s so damn good that I’m just happy there are people like Frank Portman writing books.

This book is based on music-a passion most kids have-and it has original (hilarious) songs and song lyrics throughout.

King Dork, Frank Portman. Jenkins, Bobby Jordan, Tristin Laughter, Rebekah Leslie, Beth Lisick, Paige O’Donoghue, Christine Portman, and Ethan Stoller. And afterwards, in radiant garments dressed. p. cm. Summary: High school loser Tom Henderson discovers that The Catcher in the Rye may hold the clues to the many mysteries in his life.

King Dork is the first novel by Frank Portman, published in 2006. A work of young adult fiction, the first-person narrative follows 14 year-old Tom Henderson during the first few months of his sophomore year of high school

King Dork is the first novel by Frank Portman, published in 2006. A work of young adult fiction, the first-person narrative follows 14 year-old Tom Henderson during the first few months of his sophomore year of high school.

Rated 5 out of 5. Tyr – April 16, 2018. One of the best novels out there! MUST READ. Rated 5 out of 5. AcasualPawn – August 23, 2018 Rated 5 out of 5. Prince Pakote – November 20, 2018. Loves it. Angel Mendoza – January 25, 2019.

he said, on the Friday of the second week of his mysterious pod-hippie-dom. I don’t think we should go to the Pep Rally. I stared at him, with the look that said Gee, ya think?. school cancels the period after lunch so they can hold a lengthy Pep Rally in the gym. Sometimes, when it is judged that lunch plus one period is insufficient, they cancel the period before lunch, as well

King Dork Approximately.

King Dork Approximately. Aside from the stitches and the head wound, Tom Henderson is the same old King Dork. He's still trying to work out who to blame for the new scar on his forehead, the memory loss, and his father's mysterious death

King Dork will rock your world.” --John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our StarsWhen Tom Henderson finds his dead father’s copy of J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, his world is turned upside down. Suddenly high school gets more complicated: Tom (aka King Dork) finds himself in the middle of 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 father’s death and—oddly—reveal 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.)  This unruly cult classic features song lyrics throughout and now includes a glossary and a bandography. And look for the sequel, King Dork Approximtely, available now. Praise for King Dork: “Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork will rock your world.”—John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars   “[No account of high school] has made me laugh more than King Dork. . . . Grade A.”—Entertainment Weekly  “Impossibly brilliant.”—Time “Provides a window into what it would be like if Holden Caulfield read The Catcher in the Rye.”—New York Post“Loaded with sharp and offbeat humor.”—USA Today  “Original, heartfelt, and sparkling with wit and intelligence. This novel will linger long 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 Center for Children’s Books, Starred Review  “King Dork is smart, funny, occasionally raunchy and refreshingly clear about what it’s like to be in high school.”—San Francisco Chronicle   “King Dork: Best Punk Rock Book Ever.”—The Village Voice   “I love this book as much as I hated high school, and that’s some of the highest praise I can possibly give.”—Bookslut.com
Comments:
Siramath
King Dork was simply "not my cup of tea." Author Frank Portman's writing is good, his character development is quite inventive, and his book is quirky and to some, it would be very unusually charming. I, on the other hand, found the protagonist totally irritating. I can see teens reading this and absolutely loving it, though. But I guess I'm just too old. In the liner notes, King Dork is called a punk rock novel. I don't know what that is. I do know that I read almost the entire novel before I figured out just when the story takes place. Maybe that's part of the punk rock angle, for the protagonist is fascinated with such an array of retro-rock music that I could not pin down just when he was living his life. His father was in high school in 1963. The protagonist was fourteen or fifteen at the telling of this story. The father had been dead for several years, but when I added the ages up, that put the kid in the 1980s, but then later his father's death was pinned to 1993. Add to my confusion the fact that the major novel being taught in the boy's school was The Catcher in the Rye. As an English teacher myself, I can state that I haven't heard of The Catcher in the Rye being taught in high school in years. So, drowned in confusion and not liking the main character, I admit I sped through the book, often skipping some of it. That being said, I should not even be reviewing it, but perhaps my "take" on this is different enough from others that it will be food for thought.

Vijora
Alright Alright I do get all the strong feminist reactions to this book but really...who cares? Literature and art doesn't have to be POLITICALLY CORRECT. This is the story of a young adult who's having major issues connecting with the whole world and if y'all haven't noticed he depicts everybody around him negatively...not just the female characters. Its witty and well written thats all that matters!
Are you really gonna forbid your children to read something cause it doesn't align with your own beliefs of what is ''right'' and ''wrong''? Take a few moments to ponder about it

kolos
This book didn't grab me initially as I found the narrator a bit too misanthropic and condescending at first. I am glad I stuck with it because I did come to understand his worldview more as he gave more about his background. The writing style is full of pop culture references which I generally welcome but at times they seemed to have the unintended effect of stalling what may be a very compelling mystery. I believe the next book in the series will be better if it delves deeper into the mystery and doesn't get sidetracked by style over substance. I do see great potential in the author and I hope he fulfills it in his future novels.

Light out of Fildon
LOL! Which is about all I did while reading Frank Portman's KING DORK. Besides wanting to initiate Reader's Theatre and read passages aloud to my friends, family, or basically anyone within earshot. This clever parody of J.D. Salinger's CATCHER IN THE RYE is packed with enough sarcastic humor to make Mad Magazine look like Highlights for Children.

Holden Caulfield, step aside for the new king in town: Tom Henderson, great American nobody, Chi-mo, Sheepie, and King Dork. His Hillmont High School life is a combination of unsuccesses--from his exploits with girls, to his wannabe band that doesn't even have a drummer and amps...or guitars, to his father killed in a hit and run (or is that just what they told everyone?), to his ground-proximity position on the social totum pole.

But when his alphabetical-order friend, Sam Hellerman, drags him to this party where he meets the mysterious fake-mod Fiona (who disappears and leaves him wanting), his life spirals into a humorously-obsessed scavenger hunt for the first girl he's ever made out with. The spiral gets bigger when he finds an old copy of C.I.T.R. in a load of his Dad's old books and discovers a secret code within the pages. The Catcher Code, or something.

Tom's desire to know more about his Dad, and making out with Fiona for that matter, leads him into experiences he never thought he'd have. Dead bodies, devil heads, shrinks, bloody noses, monks, a little red book, laundry receipts, the Bible, police investigations, an accidental fight, and tranquilizers. Cause without that kind of stuff, life stays sort of typical, you know?

For a book that's as random as it is strategic, fresh as it is a copy, ordinary as it is hilarious, and smallscale as it is worldchanging, it won't be dethroning CATCHER IN THE RYE anytime soon. It's just a half step away from that special something a novel can do to my insides. I don't even know I can put my finger on it, besides to say that I didn't have to think. But I laughed out loud till I started to wonder if people thought I was faking it. And Tom's forever enshrined in my brain right there next to Holden. Maybe therein lies its genius.

Reviewed by Jonathan Stephens

Mavegar
I feel weird sometimes that I read so much "Young Adult" literature at my not-so-young age! But they are often so funny and smart and poignant, that it's hard not to get pulled in. This book is no exception. I loved these super smart, quirky kids, and loved riding along on their journey to self-discovery. I had many laugh-out-loud moments, at least a few thought-provoking moments, and never ever a dull moment. That's enough to give it a hearty endorsement!

Magis
I am in my 30s and could be categorized as a literary nerd in that I adore the classics and slog through the Russians by my own volition. On occasion, I desire a dessert read. This book is candy--a truly delicious read. I laughed out loud many times, including in public places like on an airplane (yes, people did furrow their brows at me, and it was totally worth it). The events the main character experiences will remind you of all the embarrassing moments from high school with the ability to laugh, sigh, cry a little, and reflect as you relive them. Perfect vacation book. I will likely read it again. Ugh, it's hard to leave this review, because I don't feel I did this book justice. It's amazing.

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