An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines

Immediately after reading, The Fault in Our StarsI wrote a review of it, and then went on Amazon and downloaded An Abundance of Katherines. Like The Fault in Our Stars it did not disappoint. I have to say that I have a new favorite author and his name is John Green. I know that his fiction is labeled young adult, but it is so much more. The writing, the characters are all amazing.

The main character of the story is Colin Singleton, a former child prodigy. The story behind the Abundance of Katherine’s is that Colin gets dumped. Not just dumped, but dumped by 19 girls named Katherine. It sounds absurd, but it so believable in this story.

I really can’t do it justice, so I’m going to let some of the writing speak for itself:

“The morning after noted child prodigy Colin Singleton graduated from high school and got dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, he took a bath. Colin had always preferred baths: one of his general policies in life was never to do anything standing up that could just as easily be done lying down.”

“He thought of Chicago, where you can go days without ever once stepping on a single patch of actual earth. That well-paved world appeals to him, and he missed it as his feet fell on uneven clumps of hardened dirt that threatened to twist his ankles.”

“He couldn’t quite pinpoint when Hassan had started to become like everyone else on the planet, but it was clearly happening, and it was clearly annoying.”

Again, I highly recommend A Fault in Our Stars and An Abundance of Katherines. I am sure I will be reviewing more of his books, since I can not get enough of this author.


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  1. says

    I find that I really like the stuff labeled “young adult”. I will definitely remember the name of this book next time I’m shopping.