Title: An Abundance of Katherines
Author: John Green
Release Date: September 21st, 2006
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary (goodreads.com): 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 pro
ve 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 by Printz medalist John Green, acclaimed author of Looking for Alaska.
This is the first John Green book that I’ve read and I thought it was brilliant. I liked how diverse it was. Hassan, Colin’s best friend, made this book awesome for me. He was just so different from any other character I’ve ever read (meaning he was the first Muslim character I’ve read about). It’s also got a quite a lot to do with math (which I try to avoid at all costs), but in a cool way. Who would have thought to make a theorem about old girlfriends? Colin did because that’s the kind of kid he is and that’s why I liked him! The characters in this book and their dialogue is just amazing. The plot is completely original and totally hysterical. What I like most about An Abundance of Katherines is it's contemporary. There are no fantasy creatures and no magic, but it feels as if there is. It’s essentially about a sad kid who goes on a road trip with his best friend to get away from it all and along the way he has a bit of a crazy adventure! Which I for one would love to do! Read this you won’t be sorry (especially since the math is optional)!