Interest Level: Upper Grades
Audiobook Available in HS Library
I listened to this one on audio and I will admit that at times I got lost, but overall it was a very entertaining listen. This book chronicles the days of Tom Henderson, AKA King Dork, Chi-Mo, and a few unsavory nicknames. Tom is a typical high school loser--he actually reminded me of a few of my own highly intelligent, slightly off-kilter friends from high school. He has a wicked sense of humor and takes refuge in his music. He and his best friend Sam are constantly changing the name of their band, for which they can't find a drummer who can count to four. After finding a stash of books that belonged to his deceased father, Tom starts putting together pieces of what he believes is a conspiracy, centering around, among other books, THE CATCHER AND THE RYE.