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2007 – An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green

April 7, 2009

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is 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, washedup child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judyaloving best friend riding shotgunabut 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.

Post links to reviews of or your thoughts on this book in the comments.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2009 11:38 am

    Here’s my review:
    4 out of 5 stars.

  2. April 8, 2009 1:51 pm

    An Abundance of Katherines my review of that one.

  3. April 13, 2009 10:08 pm

    So far, this is my favorite John Green book. Here’s my review:

  4. agirlnamedsara permalink
    April 16, 2009 4:19 pm

    Here’s my review of An Abundance of Katherines

  5. May 11, 2009 1:46 pm

    Here’s my review.

    It got a literary rating of A+ on my blog.

  6. June 11, 2009 4:28 pm

    Just finished this one. My very first John Green, and I’m impressed. Review is here.

  7. July 22, 2009 7:52 am

    Just finished. Not my favorite book. Review is here:

  8. Kell permalink
    January 26, 2011 9:09 am

    Oh, John Green. How I adore you and your quirky characters. And Katherines is no different. It is chock full of quirky. And there are footnotes. Was it even possible for me not to love this book?

    Full review is up on The Re-Shelf.

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