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King Dork Approximately

King Dork Approximately
 

From Frank Portman comes the long-awaited sequel to the beloved cult classic King Dork, of which John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, said, Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork will rock your world. Aside from the... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780385736190
Barcode 9780385736190
Published 4 October 2016 by Ember
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Portman, Frank
Series King Dork (part: 2)
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ISBN-13 9780385736190
ISBN-10 0385736193
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ember
Imprint Ember
Publication Date 4 October 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Portman, Frank
Series King Dork (part: 2)
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 272g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

From Frank Portman comes the long-awaited sequel to the beloved cult classic King Dork, of which John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, said, Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork will rock your world. 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. But illicit female hospital visitations, The Catcher in the Rye, and the Hillmont High sex-pocalypse have made him a new man. What doesn't make you stronger can kill you, though, and tenth grade, act two, promises to be a killer. Tom's down one bloodstained army coat, one Little Big Tom, and two secret semi-imaginary girlfriends. Now his most deeply held beliefs about alphabetical-order friendship, recycling, school spirit, girls, rock and roll, the stitching on jeans, the Catcher Code, and the structure of the universe are about to explode in his face. If only a female robot's notes could solve the world's problems, he'd have a chance. But how likely is that? King Dork Approximately --it feels like the first time. Like the very first time. Praise for King Dork Approximately A hilarious peek into the male adolescent mind...[and] inside this sarcastic teen is the soul of a poet who makes this comedic tale a refreshingly insightful read. -- VOYA A voice sharp with humor, sarcasm, and intelligence...utterly enjoyable. -- Booklist Tom is a winsome character who rings true and whose escapades will keep readers engaged. -- School Library Journal From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A hilarious peek into the male adolescent mind...[and] inside this sarcastic teen is the soul of a poet who makes this comedic tale a refreshingly insightful read. -- VOYA A voice sharp with humor, sarcasm, and intelligence...utterly enjoyable. -- Booklist Tom is a winsome character who rings true and whose escapades will keep readers engaged. -- School Library Journal Tom's irreverent voice and sharply observed, deeply funny insights about public education and the teen social order carry the story. -- Publishers Weekly Tom Henderson, is simply one of the greatest voices of adolescence angst ever . . . Whether you're male or female, old or young, these two books will put into words feelings that you've always struggled first to express and then to repress. -- Reason.com From the Hardcover edition.

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Author's Bio

Frank Portman (aka Dr. Frank) is the author of King Dork, King Dork Approximately, and Andromeda Klein. He is the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the influential East Bay punk band the Mr. T. Experience (MTX). MTX has released about a dozen albums since forming in the mid-1980s. Frank lives in Oakland, California. Visit him online at frankportman.com, look for him on Facebook, and follow @frankportman on Twitter.

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