An Abundance of Katherines

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Penguin, Aug 14, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
1349 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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About 3.5 stars A fun, quirky read with a quick pace. - Goodreads
The plot was boring and the ending was predictable. - Goodreads
I do enjoy John Green's writing. - Goodreads
I found this insanely difficult to read and finish. - Goodreads
Entertaining but not necessarily a page turner. - Goodreads
I liked how it was more than just a love story. - Goodreads

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I get why people like this book. I understand the appeal. It just wasn't for me. I've never really been a huge fan of coming of age books, but I decided to give all of John Green's books a try just ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nic Ayson - Goodreads

Sorry John, this one is not a patch on The Fault in our Stars. I nearly gave up on this story so many times - then just as it started to get more interesting, it ended in a great rush. Ugh. I can't help but feel like I wasted my time persevering with this novel. 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 1.3 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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