Storky: How I Lost My Nickname and Won the Girl
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The journal of Michael "Storky" Pomerantz tells the tumultuous tale of life as a high-schooler—complete with the fact that the love of his life is dating a high school football player. As he chronicles the highs—and, of course, the most embarrassing lows—of his freshman year in high school, Storky paints an amusing and oftentimes hilarious portrait of an average teenager....more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Speak (first published April 21st 2005)
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Carol
Male version of Georgia Nicholson. Quite funny.
Jaemi
A quick read, packed with laughs, Storky tells the story of a gaingly, couch-potato nerd who wants little more than to leave his nickname behind.

A freshman in High School, Mike Pomerantz can’t quite seem to get a handle on life. His sister seems to have split personalities, he’s not sure how to relate to girls, he can’t see past his love for his friend Gina, and he thinks his sour relationship with his father is his fault.

When he starts to accompany his mother now and again to the local Seniors’...more
Hannah Hickman
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Jenni Frencham
Michael has been called Storky for as long as he can remember. He has also been friends with Gina for as long as he can remember, and he keeps hoping the friendship will develop into something more. When he starts high school and attempts to lose his nickname and win his girl's heart, he discovers that his two goals are more difficult to reach than he initially imagined.

Let me say at the outset that there are many things about this book that I like. I love that Michael plays Scrabble in his spar...more
Jimmy
I read the book "Storky:How I Lost My nickname and Won the Girl." Grade 9 Up–Mike Pomerantz is dubbed "Storky" due to his height/weight proportions and is sweating out typical adolescent ups and downs in his first year of high school. He also contends with his parents' divorce and a disinterested, mid-life crisis father. Then there's "The Girl," Gina, whom he has known for years and has fallen in love with. He actually began keeping a journal (this book) in the hopes that she would view him as t...more
Christopher Morales
"Storky" is a really interesting book. I would recommend this book to a friend because it consistently keeps you interested while the author gives the reader a great laugh. I would only recommend this book to teens and above because there is use of semi-inappropriate content for younger kids. But, hey! It's a book in the point of view of a teen boy. This book is a great read for anybody looking for fiction or relationships. Most love stories would be filled "lovey dovey" passages, but this book...more
Grace Hayden-hunt

Michael ‘Storky’ Pomerantz starts off high school as an awkward adolescent. Between his skinny legs and frizzy hair, his best/only friend moving away, and his parents recent divorce, the year is set up to be miserable. Storky’s experiences from his freshman year of high school are insightful, cringe-worthy, and often hilarious. The reader endures his freshman year alongside him, through journal entries. ‘Storky’ starts off self conscious, and with every entry gains more confidence until the end;...more
Stevecrandell
I like Duke, the old guy with his wheelchair wheelies at the Golden Village Retirement Home. I like how often this book is funny. And I like how unrelenting and unapologetic Michael Pomerantz, Storky, is about his obsession with sex. Thoughts of sex, one way or another, flood his mind and dominate almost every page. Sex sex sex sex.

Not that there’s any real description of sex in this book. Storky’s never even had a girlfriend. Maybe his all-consuming frustrated libido has something to do with h...more
Captain Jack
it was a silly book & an overall alright book. I wouldn't re-read it though.
Alyssah Hanna
hahaha! so after hard love i went on looking for YA books with male leads because, for some reason, their narratives are much more interesting to me. (maybe i've been reading too many "bad" books/chick-lit, idk, i wanted something less catty and shallow, i guess -- that doesn't involve a tragedy happening.) so i found this, it was pretty interesting and it was a fun read.

i can't really say much because it's been so long since i've finished reading this. i'm only updating my goodreads now, so i'...more
TheSaint
Oct 17, 2008 TheSaint rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Storky. Sounds a lot like dorky, no? In reality, Mike Pomerantz isn't a total dork, but freshman year in high school can make a guy pretty sensitive to any and all criticism. Especially if it comes from his best friends. It can also make a guy pretty sensitive to his dad dating a new bimbo, and his mom dating his, ew, dentist. Mike actually comes out of his freshman year with relatively few lifelong scars-- the subtitle of Garfinkle's book is, after all, "how I lost my nickname and won the girl....more
Taee Burt
This is a great book for a reluctant reader. I say that because I am a reluctant reader, it takes a lot for me to read a book. I enjoy this book very much its about a teenage boy in high school trying to make it through his fresh man year. Storky is trying to lose his nickname and win the girl, so he goes through this big process and change to get to where he wants to be. A lot of people can relate to this book, because there is a point in time where everybody has had a rough year in high school...more
Ana
A classic coming-of-age story, nothing special, not very different than hundreds and hundreds other books with almost identical themes and events. We all go through this weird age, some of us just walk through it, some of us experiment, and others just go nuts. But, in the end, it is all very same, so I can`t help but question: do we really need so many identical books about puberty?
Ms. K-M
Michael "Storky" Pomerantz started a journal in the hopes that it would make Gina think he was sensitive and then, inevitably, fall madly in love with him. It doesn't quite work out that way, but his humor and insight serve him well on his quest to lose the nickname and win the girl.
Melissa Schneider
HILARIOUS!! What more can I say? Not that I have much in common with a 15 year old boy, but Mike's wit and sarcasm can hook just about anybody. Never before has "a day in the life of" an adolescent boy seemed so riveting! Enjoy this lighthearted and fast-paced read!
Katherine
It was pretty good, but I had to get used to the weird moments. It's a boy's diary as a freshman but I think it is more of a guys only read... figured thay out when I was a few chaps in and I didn't want to stop so. I read it. But whatev.
Lizzie
This book was interesting. It definitely kept me laughing, but at the same time it disturbed me. It was predictable, but not at the same time. overall this book was weird and i don't think I'll ever read it again.
Guia
Mar 13, 2011 Guia is currently reading it
still not done with it yet, guess I'll finish it after dinner or tomorrow, hahah(who cares anyway)!Good Book by Debra Garfinkle! it got me into reading. uhh who's that dude on the cover anyway?cool..
Janet
Written in journal format, this book really cracked me up. It did cover serious issues as well, divorce, visitation, death... Is this really how teen boys think? I guess I will never know.
BriTanya
Storky was an awesome book of the trials of Mike Pomerantz. Read it this summer & honestly it felt like a reality show of the american nerd's life. Very relatable. :)
Chris
Great young adult book. Sort of reminded me of an American Adrian Mole. Funny, with serious moments and a lot of heart.
elissa
Storky is a memorable character, and this book is LOL funny. Memorable also as a book where a teenager's mom is pregnant.
Maya
A bit inapropriate for my young age, but dangrusly hilarious. One page will get you hooked.
Michelle
I think this book was so fun to read. It was one of those cant put down books that i read.
Jdtolbert2003yahoo.com
Told from a teenage boy perspective. It's about accepting yourself and growing up.
Andrea
pretty crap book for my opinion
cliche' story
Dyllan Schuster
A very funny teen book. not for lil kids
Andrea
Halarious!
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I live in Southern California with my husband and three children and cute Boston terrier. I majored in economics at Brandeis University in Massachusetts and have a law degree from UC Berkeley. I'm the author of five young adult novels and fourteen humorous children's books, with six more children's books in the pipeline. I write under the names D.L. Garfinkle, Debra Garfinkle, and D.L. Green.
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