Book Review: AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES

Author: John Green

Number of Pages: 229

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Release Date: September 1, 2006

“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.”   – Goodreads.com

Since this was my third time reading this book I think it’s time that I actually write a proper review of it. John Green is one of my all-time favorite authors because everything he writes is amazing. Well, this novel was absolutely no exception. For some reason An Abundance of Katherines seems to always be less popular and liked than John Green’s other books, but I think it is a fantastic novel. Unlike some of his other books this one is very light-hearted and does not tackle tough subjects like death or sickness. It’s a quick, fun read that will make you think about what it really means to matter in the world as well as how importance is defined. You’ll learn a lot, too, because this story delves into the fields of history, math, and the English language. No matter your interests, John Green has likely hit upon them in this novel.

One thing that really stands out about John Green’s writing is the way he creates his characters. Each character is so unique and has so much depth that it seems as though they could actually be a real person. You start to care about them in a way that you don’t care about characters in other books. Colin, Hassan, and Lindsey are all hilarious in this book, and they do things that are unexpected and that will keep you turning the pages until the very end. And then when you’ve read the last page, you’ll be hungry for even more. That’s how good of a writer John Green is. Also, make sure you read the footnotes- they add a lot more depth to the novel.

Overall, An Abundance of Katherines is an amazing book written by an even more amazing author. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed if you read this book!

My Rating: :0) :0) :0) :0) :0) 5 out of 5 smileys.

Would I recommend it to a friend?: ABSOLUTELY.

Yours,

HOLLY

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES

    1. I would have to say either Looking for Alaska or Paper Towns…. Although I really like The Fault in Our Stars, I absolutely love his earlier books.

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