An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (Review)

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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, 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.

I loved “The Fault in Our Stars”, really enjoyed “Paper Towns” so I thought I’d try another John Green book. Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy this one as much.

This was a weird one. I really didn’t like it at all to begin with I just found the characters (Colin especially) really irritating and self absorbed. Then it got better, despite the bizarre premise that 2, 17/18 year olds would be taken in by a random family to live… Anyhoo, once Lindsey was introduced it got more interesting. Slightly predictable but still cute. It was heading for 2 stars until the hornet & graveyard incidents! I love geeks and nerds, but these were a bit on the weird side for me, there was way too much “fugging” and all the theorems got a bit too much for me. Not a brilliant book but worth the read (but there was too much math!!!).

Finished on January 15th 2017

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

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