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King Dork by Frank Portman
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Aug 10, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: ya

You know, I actually liked the main character of this book -- actually, I liked that he knew he was a dork, that nothing was ever going to change his dork-dom, and he had basically accepted that. That's reality -- although most YA fiction would have him achieve coolness in some non-dorky way, thus moving his from the realms of uber-dorkness to something less dorky, at least. That doesn't happen here, and the main character knows it isn't going to happen. I liked that. But as for the rest of the book -- nah. I just didn't care for it much. Obviously I'm not as punk as I thought I was (which was only barely but still...) I picked this one up right after Andromeda Klein came out in hardcover -- it looked interesting but I didn't want to spring for a HC book by an author I hadn't read, so I grabbed this instead, as my intro to Portman. I'm not really sure I'll follow up with Klein now, to be honest.

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