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
About the Author
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.
“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 “Utterly enjoyable, this book’s culture-meets-romantic-confusion focus makes it a teen take on Nick Hornby's High Fidelity.”—Booklist
“Tom’s irreverent voice and sharply observed, deeply funny insights about public education and the teen social order carry the story.”—Publishers Weekly “Portman has crafted a perceptive protagonist, whose brilliantly wry observations will keep readers laughing and whose voice is infused with an all-too-believable mix of innocence and cynicism.”—School Library Journal
“King Dork Approximately is a smart and sardonic sequel, a book for all ages."—Largeheartedboy.com “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
“Sarcastic and funny, but it’s also super smart and insightful about the lives of teenagers.”—Bustle.com