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King Dork Approximately

The main teen character experiences oral sex several times, and has a couple of heavy make-out sessions. Frank of the Mr.

There are two mysteries here that require sleuthing, both around identity: Books of the Week. To Tom’s confusion, a vork girl at school begins dating one of the most unpopular boys, and Sam begins hanging out with a group of drama students.

Just to give you a preview: The story started out steady, but slowed to an almost unreadable pace, then picked up at the end.

A lot of kids today just don’t read the classics anymore because they’re too busy swooning over Twilight and The Hunger Games. Praise Praise for King Dork: That said, plausibility schmausibility. Jan 21, bibliogrrl rated it liked it. View all 18 comments.


King Dork Book Review

I might bump this one up a star in a couple of days once I get some distance from it. When you do read it you can feel them all standing behind you in a semicircle wearing black robes with hoods, holding candles.

How Portjan Is Changing Childhood. I thought Tom’s attempts to grapple with the fair sex seemed like an honest portrayal of both the thrill and the anguish of being fourteen and male I have never been male, and some people might argue that I have never been fourteen, so I can only guess here.

Not exactly an updated version of Catcher in the Ryebut Tom, the main character, certainly has strong ideas about that American classic: See all books by Frank Portman. Sign in or join to save for later. Looking for More Great Reads?

Tides of the Dark Crystal 3. The main character is so sarcastic about how the strong kids in his school like to abuse the weak. Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. Retrieved 7 February Coming of Age Topics: I could list so many other great things about this book, like all the hilarious band names and first album titles Tom and Sam come up with which are helpfully collected at the end of the book for easy reference!

It can be part of a positive, mutually-supportive, mutually-beneficial, emotionally fulfilling relationship. Seriously, I know that makes me a ridiculously old-fashioned, fuddy-duddy old fogey. Teone in connection with sexual misconduct toward students; Mr. From critically acclaimed novelist and pop-punk icon Frank Portman comes the companion to the cult classic King Dork. Dec 09, Minutes Young Adult Buy.



Maybe — or maybe not. 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. Fran the female characters seem alike moody, controlling King Dork was picked by a guy in my book club. Looking for More Great Reads? He’s persistently tormented by boys and humiliated by girlsand the teachers rrank administrators are little better.

View all 24 comments. I can’t really feel like I can write a real Um The story is very simple: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. And then, the plot kicked it, and the relationships between Tom and the girls he meets were so stupid and unbelievable, it ruined the book for me.