An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

78%

5 Critic Reviews

To conclude, An Abundance of Katherines is a fantastically nerdy coming-of-age road trip that I would recommend to John Green fans and self-proclaimed nerds everywhere, as well as anyone who needs some good life advice.
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Synopsis

From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars 

Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist


Katherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun--but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.

Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.

 

About John Green

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John Green attended a boarding school not unlike Alaska’s Culver Creek. After graduating from college in 2000, he worked as a chaplain at a children’s hospital. John’s experiences with patients and their families during intense crises solidified his desire to write for teens about the challenge of confronting loss. John works for Booklist and is also a commentator for National Public Radio’s national afternoon newsmagazine, “All Things Considered,” and Chicago’s NPR affiliate, WBEZ. “Nick,” about John’s experiences as a chaplain, appeared on “Driveway Moments” a “best-of” two-CD set, which NPR released in August 2004. John was recently featured in the Tribune’s RedEye edition and on television as one of Chicago’s “Fabulous 20somethings.” He lives in New York City.
 
Published August 14, 2008 by Speak. 276 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Fiction
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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by some-infinities-katie on Apr 19 2015

To conclude, An Abundance of Katherines is a fantastically nerdy coming-of-age road trip that I would recommend to John Green fans and self-proclaimed nerds everywhere, as well as anyone who needs some good life advice.

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Good
Reviewed by Ellam25 on Sep 13 2014

Overall I really enjoyed the book because it was like I was having a life lesson! Colin's theory would only reveal the past and it could not show the future, so we learn that we don't know who we will become, as the future is unpredictable and we are always changing.

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Above average
Reviewed by Mia, KECHGreaders on Mar 19 2014

John Green has written better books but it was still a very good read. I recommend it to anybody is interested in John Green or Young Adult fiction. Overall I would recommend this book to anybody, as it is a relatively easy read and quite light-hearted.

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Above average
Reviewed by acornsized on Jan 16 2014

I would probably score this book a 6/10 because it had a good base plot and the characters were well thought out and individual, but I didn't feel that some points in the book were as thrilling or dramatic as they could have been.

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Good
Reviewed by Lydia on Apr 13 2013

An Abundance of Katherines is John Green's second novel and the first of his that I read, prompting my long standing obsession: with talks of a film, hopefully we'll soon see Colin, Hassan and various Katherines on the big screen.

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