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@ 2008-11-02 01:48:00
Book 35: King Dork
Title: King Dork
Author: Frank Portman
Copyright date: 2006
Publisher: Delacorte Press
How many pages: 344
How long it took me to read: A week
I learned about this book from: Looking at Target
This book was purchased at: Target
Other books by this author: Andromeda Klein
Main characters: Tom Henderson
Favorite characters: Tom was pretty interesting
When and Where the story takes place: Tom's home/school/neighborhood
Plot in a nutshell: Tom has an assignment to read Catcher in the Rye for the hundredth time, and he's not a fan of the story. One day he goes to do an assignment and realizes that he left his copy of it at school, so he looks in the basement to see if there's another copy laying around. He stumbles upon his deceased father's copy of the book, it unlocks a bunch of conspiracies and mysteries that pretty much change his life.
What I liked best: The book was hilarious, and I liked the language of it. The glossary in the back was pretty sweet too, hehe.
What I liked least: Umm there was a certain mystery that I wish would have been given a solution, that wasn't.
What parts could you relate to: The possibility of reading into everything
Would this book make a good movie?: It COULD....not sure though.
Quote from the book that sums it up: n/a
Overall Rating: I liked the reviewer he called this "Catcher in the Rye for the Myspace generation". I think that was pretty accurate. It was a great story, and a fun read!