When Tom Henderson finds his deceased father’s copy of J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, his world is flipped upside down. Suddenly high school just got more complicated as Tom (a.k.a. King Dork) is in the middle of at least half a dozen mysteries involving dead people, naked people, fake people, a secret code, girls, and rock and roll. As he goes through sophomore year, he finds more clues in unexpected places that may very well unravel the puzzle of his father’s death and-oddly-reveal the secret to attracting semi-hot girls. And being in a band could just be the secret to the girl thing, if he can find a drummer who can count to four.From the Hardcover edition.
From a first person point of view, Frank Portman brilliantly crafts a storyline that brings together multiple plot lines with elevated language and an accompanying glossary, which readers will find helpful and hilarious.