An Abundance of Katherines (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 14, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
1507 Reviews
From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

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.


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A nice intro to his writing and storytelling. - Goodreads
I found this insanely difficult to read and finish. - Goodreads
PLOT: The plot was decent. - Goodreads
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About 3.5 stars A fun, quirky read with a quick pace. - Goodreads
Entertaining but not necessarily a page turner. - Goodreads

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Two stars is far too generous. I was highly disapointed in this book, truly expected more from a John Green book, given that Alaska and TFIOS are so amazingly written. The characters were dull, the ... Read full review

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(3.5 stars) If this were just a book by some unknown author, I'd think it was a pretty decent read, but nothing particularly spectacular. However, having read and loved Looking for Alaska and The ... Read full review

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John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (, one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr ( or visit him online at

John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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