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Storky: How I Lost My Nickname and Won the Girl

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Storky: How I Lost My Nickname and Won the Girl

STORKY is another funny diary book to enjoy but from a guy's point of view. Specifically, from Michael "Storky" Pomerantz's scribblings about his life as a freshman in high school.

Michael, as he prefers to be called, is hoping that things will get better in school this year. Gina, his longtime friend and Scrabble player, suddenly seems more interested in dating guys who treat her badly when she could have Michael instead! Doesn't she notice how he always comes to help her when she calls? Or how he takes her to the Snowball at the last minute when she has no date? Or how he gives her plot summaries for their English assignments?

Gina is not the only one who doesn't appreciate Michael. His own father continues to make excuses not to see him on his court-appointed weekend outings. Michael's sister refuses to see their Dad, but Michael keeps trying to make it work, no matter how badly Dad treats him.

In the meantime, Michael is beginning to find some allies in the fun and pretty Sydney from Spanish class as well as new friend Nate. His mother is dating someone seriously who treats them well, even if he is kind of dorky. Friends and family help Michael get the confidence he needs to stand up to those who do not appreciate him.

Funny and realistic, Michael/Storky's story is a great read.

Reviewed by Amy Alessio on April 21, 2005

Storky: How I Lost My Nickname and Won the Girl
by D. L. Garfinkle

  • Publication Date: March 1, 2007
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Speak
  • ISBN-10: 0142407828
  • ISBN-13: 9780142407820