An Abundance of Katherines (Book)

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Written by John Green


Written by goodreads

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.


7 1/2 out of 10.

I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t one of those, ‘I wish I was a supernatural/badass and could go fight the evil monsters with Clary, Harry, Edward, Tris and Thomas.’ It was more relateable, sweet, humerus and real-life. Some of Colin’s characteristics were annoying but he had best friend Hassan there to dilute his intense-ness. The maths in the book really confused me (definitely not a math genius or at all good at maths) but I still understood what he was trying to say. All round I really enjoyed this book and would really recommend reading it if you’re looking for a light-hearted, slightly humerus read.

Lib xo


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