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King Dork

by Frank Portman
Lincoln Hoppe

Audiobook

1 of 1 copy available

As John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars said, "King Dork will rock your world." 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 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) 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 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.
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:

"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
[STAR] "Original, heartfelt, and sparkling with wit and intelligence. This novel will linger long in readers' memories."—School Library Journal, Starred

[STAR] "A biting and witty high-school satire."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

[STAR] "Tom's narration is piercingly satirical and acidly witty."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred

"Loaded with sharp and offbeat humor."—USA Today

"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

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Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780739360064
  • File size: 344778 KB
  • Release date: April 11, 2006
  • Duration: 11:57:06

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780739360064
  • File size: 344778 KB
  • Release date: July 10, 2007
  • Duration: 11:57:06
  • Number of parts: 10


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Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS: 7.3
Interest Level: K-3(LG)

As John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars said, "King Dork will rock your world." 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 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) 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 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.
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:

"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
[STAR] "Original, heartfelt, and sparkling with wit and intelligence. This novel will linger long in readers' memories."—School Library Journal, Starred

[STAR] "A biting and witty high-school satire."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

[STAR] "Tom's narration is piercingly satirical and acidly witty."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred

"Loaded with sharp and offbeat humor."—USA Today

"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

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