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, “will rock your world.”
This paperback edition includes an album download and full lyrics inside!
Thanks to “pending litigation” and “media scrutiny,” Tom Henderson has just been sent to a new institution of higher learning—and man is it bleak. Clearview High is filled with the nauseating odor of school spirit. Worse than the scent, though, is the total lack of Sam Hellermans, and the confusing abundance of girlfriends. The rules have all changed. Except for the part about how you can never find a drummer who can count to four. Good luck with that one.
From critically acclaimed novelist and pop-punk icon Frank Portman comes the companion to the cult classic King Dork. It feels like the first time. Like the very first time.
Praise for King Dork and King Dork Approximately
“One of the best young adult creations.” —AVClub.com
“[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
“King Dork will rock your world.” –John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars
When 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
“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