Abundance of Katherines, An

Green, John
From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our StarsMichael L. Printz Honor BookLos Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistWhen 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.

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Reviewed: 2017-12-07
Well my friends, this will be my last John Green book.
I just don't care for his style of writing and I almost find it surprising that so many other people that I share very similar tastes with do.
When I picked up An Abundance of Katherines, I was hoping for something super nerdy, like the Big Bang Theory or something. I can do nerdy. I LOVED Ready Player One. But I felt like we never got into the whole math behind it until later. I had really wanted it to be the underlying theme of the whole book and it kind of seemed like an afterthought.
Also, why nineteen Katherines. NINETEEN? Really. You're gonna sit there and tell me that one boy can not only meet but date nineteen Katherine's, all of which spell their name exactly the same way. In this day and age when people are spelling names in every which way possible, I don't believe. Call me a skeptic, but I think I'm being reasonable. And why? What's so special about a Katherine? I just didn't get the whole premise behind it and I was hoping for some kind of humorous explanation for it. I was let down.
I was also upset with Colin, who whined the whole book. The rest of the characters were fine, but a whiny MC? No thanks.
ALSO upset by the whole book taking place in Tennessee. At first I was like, Oh. It's a road trip. Huh, well okay, I can handle road trip. And then we spent the whole time in Gutshot, TN. Totally not into it.
The book was okay, but not better than okay at all for me. I was disappointed by a lot of it.
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