An Abundance of Katherines
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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I'm not quite sure what these other reviews' complaints are based on. I thought every word was masterfully put in its place, every line of dialogue three dimensional and witty, and every character deep and well-developed. If you're looking for a mediocre coming-of-age story to read and soon forget about, An Abundance of Katherines is definitely not for you.
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I would like to say its a "coming of age" book, but it is a better "friendship" book, with a little OCD thrown in. I really liked it. I kept picturing Mr.Green's brother Hank as the main character ... Read full review