Dork in Disguise by Carol Gorman

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Last year, Jerry Flack was a dork. So this year, at a new school in a new town, he's decided to start a new life altogether--as a Cool Kid. He's been preparing all summer: studying teen magazines, acquiring hair gel, and distressing his jeans. Things get off to a good start, and before you know it, Jerry's in, Rollerblading with the pros. But soon, Jerry finds himself tangled up in a complicated web of lies; and what's more, he's battling a terrible urge to put his glasses back on, join the science team, build a hovercraft, and, worst of all, date Brenda, a 100% geek. Does he really want to be a dork in disguise forever?

 

About Carol Gorman

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Carol Gorman is the author of many books for young readers, including "Dork In Disguise", "Dork on the Run", and "A Midsummer Night's Dork". Ms. Gorman lives with her husband, writer Ed Gorman, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she also teaches at Coe College.
 
Published September 8, 1999 by HarperCollins. 176 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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More inherently dramatic but not as credible or emotionally astute as Dork in Disguise (1999), this action-packed sequel wants to have it both ways—to have Jerry win the battle by showing off his dorky credentials and smarts, while at the same time making these well-known liabilities seem cool an...

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""What dorks these mortals be."" Such is one of the lessons of sixth-grade life in A Midsummer Night's Dork by Carol Gorman, which follows Dork in Disguise and Dork on the Run.

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In Dork on the Run by Carol Gorman, unconventionally cool Dork in Disguise star Jerry Flack risks his newfound, un-dorklike reputation by running for class president.

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Gorman (The Marvelous Makeover of Lizard Flanagan) retreads Polonius's well-worn exhortation in this familiar tale of a sixth-grader who wants to be ""cool."" When his family moves, science-loving Jerry resolves to shed his ""dork"" image.

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