During the research for my Bachelor Thesis, I ordered "King Dork" as a prototype of lad lit - that is, literature written by men for men. Or in this case, rather for boys.
Based on the nerver-ending hype about "The Catcher in the Rye", charming protagonist Tom Henderson tells the story of his life, in a chronological order. The fifteen-year-old Highschool student regularly becomes desparate with his fellow students, his family, and more.
Frank Portman, the author, really hit a nerve there. Even though I am like ten years older than his key figure, I feel like "King Dork" in general tells an episode of my perception of old Highschool times, not one-on-one though… Mehr dazu