Saturday, March 8, 2014

An Abundance of Katherines {A Book Review}

Title : An Abundance of Katherines
Author: John Green
Publisher: Penguin Books
Release Date: January 1st, 2006
 Summary from Goodreads:

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.

“What matters to you defines your mattering.”  
My Take:
I liked the book. It was okay, and it was a pretty fast read. The book followed Colin after he got dumped for the 19 time by the eighteen girl named Katherine. Colin, a child prodigy had his first girlfriend at age 5 got dumped a few seconds later. This little girl was named Katherine, and the Katherines' kept on coming and with them the heartbreaks. After his latest Katherine he and his best friend set out on a road trip in search to get over his recent heartbreak. 

During their roadtrip, they come to a small town where they meet Lindsey and her mom, Hollis. While helping Hollis with a special project, Hassan, is best friend breaks out of his shell; while Colin sets out to prove his Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, of how long the next relationship will last. 

This Theorem was too confusing for, although no real numbers were needed. But I did love the use of footnotes. I love reading footnotes, it gives us an extra push to read between the lines. And I think it worked for this book. The footnotes along with the whole book was written a quirky and weird way, but it worked beacuse the characters were quirky and weird. 

At the end and with the help of Lindsey, Colin learned that the future is unpredictable. Which I was like really, this big conclusion coming from a child prodigy. He gets his first Lindsey and she gets her second Colin. 

Again, I liked it. Its quirky and fun. It is my first John Green book ever, so I'm looking forward to reading his other novels.

4 out of 5 pendants

Have you ever dated more than one person with the same name?Have you read this book, what did you think?
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  1. Sounds like a fun book! I need to hear over to B&N and see if it is available for the Nook. Thank you for sharing! :)

  2. This is my least favorite John Green book. Can't wait to hear what you think of his others.


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