An Abundance of Katherines

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Dutton E P (children), 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 227 pages
1539 Reviews
From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

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

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.

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PLOT: The plot was decent. - Goodreads
I hated this book until the ending. - Goodreads
About 3.5 stars A fun, quirky read with a quick pace. - Goodreads
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honestly i picked the the book because it had my name on it but seriously this was and is a very good and interesting book i give it 5 stars.

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User Review  - Jo Miles - Goodreads

Another one that I would not go back for a second reading of, or rave about, perhaps even moreso than The Fault in Our Stars but maybe that is because it did not attract the same hype. Touches on ... Read full review


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John Green is an award-winning, #1 New York Times?bestselling author whose 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 John's 1.4 million followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen), follow him on tumblr ( or visit him online at Before all of that, in 2000, John worked for several months as a student chaplain at a children's hospital. He now lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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