An Abundance of Katherines

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Dutton Books, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 227 pages
1302 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
Another great characterization bit by Green. - 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  - Abby Whitaker - Goodreads

This book is honestly one of the worst books I've read in a long time. The writing was dry, the characters didn't seem that well developed. I do not recommend to anyone. 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 (@realjohngreen) and tumblr ( or visit him online at

John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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