An Abundance of Katherines (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 14, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
1404 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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PLOT: The plot was decent. - Goodreads
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About 3.5 stars A fun, quirky read with a quick pace. - Goodreads
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Entertaining but not necessarily a page turner. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Siddhesh Gadkar - Goodreads

One thing I have noticed about JG's stories is that they make you laugh, often unexpected . Also they are very witty . Quick smarty pants stuff. I found Hassan a bit irritating at the beginning but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica Hall - Goodreads

This book was a bit difficult for me to read and follow, but I still rated it a four because it held a lot of meaning. Overall, I understood and liked the story, but I get lost when it comes to math ... 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. John was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. 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 (@johngreen) and tumblr ( or visit him online at

John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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