king dor approximately

Title: King Dork Approximately (Texas Teen Book Festival Author)
Author: Frank Portman
Release Date: 012/09/2014

Reviewed by: Miriam

Tom Henderson, the same King Dork from Portman’s previous book, King Dork, tackles a new school after Hillmont High closes. Trying to get acquainted with his new school and his endless goal of trying to score a date, Tom is up for an exciting year. My favorite part of this book is when Sam (his friend) and Tom throw a concert falsely sponsored by Mt. Dew. I loved it because it starts off really well but it quickly turns disastrous as you read on. My favorite character is Roberta (the female robot) because she’s really quirky and random. Her personality helps tie the book together. My least favorite character is Celeste Fletcher because I feel like she uses Tom, Shinefield (Phil) and Sam and then ditches them for other people when she gets the opportunity. I absolutely loved the first book and King Dork Approximately also made me laugh and plow through it’s pages.


 Frank Portman is set to appear

at the Texas Teen Book Festival on October 18th!

Check out the full TTBF14 line up here.


The 2014 Texas Teen Book Festival will take place on Saturday, October 18 8:30am – 5:30pm at St. Edward’s University. The day-long event is totally FREE and open to the public. 29 authors will appear on a series of panels, in special talks and even in a crazy live game show! The BookPeople Teen Press Corps will bring you live coverage of the day’s events over on the TTBF website. BookPeople is proud to be the co-founder, official bookseller and program director for the Festival. BookPeople is pleased to work in partnership with the Texas Teen Book Festival, the Texas Book Festival, St. Edward’s University and the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation to bring this totally awesome, totally free event to Austin’s readers.

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