Tuesday, July 8

An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines
John Green

My rating: ★★★

ISBN: 9780525476887
Publisher: Dutton
Date of publication: September 21, 2006
Age: Grades 9 and up
Genre: Romance

Themes: intelligence, probability, small town, road trip

Awards: Michael L. Printz Honor Book (2007)

Colin Singleton, a once-believed child prodigy, only dates girls named Katherine—with a "K" not a "C." But he always gets dumped. And with a spur of the moment road trip with his best friend, he’s setting out to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability. Such a theorem will predict the future of any relationship, avenging dumpees everywhere. The adventure, however, results in much more than a theorem, but a reevaluation of love itself.

I liked it. But I don't really know why. Is it because John Green can do no wrong? Perhaps. The characters were strange and a tad unbelievable. The concept behind the story was weird. The language is offensive. And yet… who else can pull it off? It was a comical novel about reinventing oneself. I don't know that I'd read it again, but I still admire John Green’s style. (Why yes I did read The Fault in our Stars first and thought it was absolute genius—read that if you haven't, for goodness' sake).

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