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An Abundance of KatherinesEd Nineteen times to be exactOn 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 Underl. As a YA author I'd heard the name John Green whispered in the YA wind for months but I'd never picked up one of his books until I read a synopsis for AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES online My husband a pretty reluctant reader snitched it from me and devoured it so I was expecting great thingsI wasn't disappointed This story of a boy struggling to come up with a theory that describes the arc of his 19 relationships with girls named Katherine was in many places laugh out loud funny Even with flashbacks the pacing never flagged and though it wasn't the world's most unpredictable plot I was never boredThe real charm in this book is both the characters larger than life uirky people who don't uite fit into society and the dialog In John Green's hands dialog is a weapon and he slayed me I'm thrilled that he has a two other novels and a recent anthology for me to work through next wondering why all my reviews are five stars Because I'm only reviewing my favorite books not every book I read Consider a novel's presence on my Goodreads bookshelf as a hearty endorsement I can't believe I just said hearty It sounds like a stew

Summary An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines Free read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú [PDF] ✩ An Abundance of Katherines ❤ John Green – Katherine V thought boys were grossKatherine X just wanted to be friendsKatherine XVIII dumped him in an e mailK 19 broke his heartWhen it comes to relationsYing Katherine Predictability which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship avenge Dumpees everywhere and finally win him the girlLove friendship and a dead Austro Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself. Colin Singleton is not a vampire or a werewolf or a sorcerer or a punning Austin zombie He doesn’t live in a dystopian society he hasn’t slept with his teacher He doesn’t do drugs his parents aren’t divorced and he’s suffered no traumas unless you count being dumped by a slew okay nineteen of girls named Katherine So why am I reading this I have been programmed to only care about supernatural cute boys I call this my mid life crisis If I give in and self analyze I would say that I’m avoiding real life I’m letting myself get caught up in situations that I would have daydreamed about at maybe age 12 Being the ‘damsel in distress’ being unconditionally loved for ualities that I have not yet discovered in myself Feeling safe always protected by really cute guys the bad guys always get caught and everyone lives happily ever after What I’m avoiding is that memory of that drive that happens somewhere around age 16 Where you feel like you have the ability to change the world That you will go off and do amazing things and that your whole life is waiting for you It’s a rush I remember sitting in the Boston Commons on summer night in 1988 I was 17 freshly graduated waiting to start college we had just moved into an apartment in East Boston and Jimmy Cliff was playing a concert in the park I didn’t have to tell anyone where I was going or when I would be back I remember sitting on this hill staring at the sky through the trees listening to that reggae beat and thinking ‘I am free I am young and I can do anything’THAT is what I’m running from So when I finished AAOK I almost resented Green for reminding me of that Then I had this selfless epiphany This is not for me This was written for that generation Those kids that are getting ready to change the world They want to ‘matter’ they want to be remembered I really envy them Not in that self piteous way just in that youthful energetic way I get this way each fall when I watch the kids slumping off to UVM They look so hopeful and serious Why does that have to fade This is a road trip book I’ve seen it listed as such I would expand on that ‘road trip’ theme and make it not just a literal one Colin wants to get away from being the dumpee of all girls named Katherine But it’s than that Colin has always been considered a ‘child prodigy’ and he’s thinking that maybe that isn’t enough to ‘matter’ or to make a mark on the world After all a prodigy isn’t a genius A prodigy regurgitates A genius creates Colin’s road trip is much mental than led on I like that Colin doesn’t sparkle or have telling scars I picture him as a cooler Napoleon Dynamite He has a sidekick A pudgy Horatio He has a talent for anagramming And he likes math Okay I was all for it except for the math part Ugh I admit I skimmed a lot of the theorems and graphs and algebraic euations Lost me there But anagramming swoon I am an anagramming nerd Regard naming man Drain Merman Gang Ragged Man Arm InnColin and his Horatio Hassan end up leaving Chicago and turning up in Gutshot Tennessee THAT is a horror story ‘dead end’ turn of events I went all Ned Beatty and shuddered and almost stopped reading But I’m learning to fight my biases it’s one of those mid life crisis goals The south is NOT scary not always Gutshot Really That was hard to swallow I’m sure there are towns named that and all but I’m taking baby steps here Colin has many Eureka moments in Gutshot and each one makes me love him He’s a sweet kid who just wants to be loved to not be left behind Who can fault that Colin uotes Democritus “Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions his mistakes and weaknesses”What a great uote to pass on to Generation Z or whatever they are now I wish that I had that when I was young I might not have set myself up for failure I hope that these kids carry this with them because I feel a kinship with them I was a Reagan kid they are Bush 34 kids we knowThis book really does give hope if not understanding the need for hope if that makes sense I hear that there is a movie in the works I’m sure they’ll pretty up Colin and make him seem uirky and all that but I hope that they delve into that next level and give props to that insecurity because that’s what we need To see that it’s okay if you only matter to yourself Ned Vizzini’s It's Kind of a Funny Story had that same sort of message and I am saddened that that movie didn’t do well that teens care about zombies or jackasses My next Eureka moment to pass this lesson on to my kidsPost Script Oh and I want to mention that there are footnotes in this book And it’s okay It’s like the DFW type footnotes where you feel like you have an extra character that you can turn to and say ‘I know right’ It’s all good

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Katherine V thought boys were grossKatherine X just wanted to be friendsKatherine XVIII dumped An Abundance MOBI #8608 him in an e mailK broke his heartWhen 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 dump. “Books are the ultimate Dumpees put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back” 2 DISAPPOINTING STARS You can find the full review and about this book on my blogYou don't know what expectations I had about this bookI have read other John Green's book like Looking for Alaska and The Fault in our Stars and really liked them especially the first onealso the hype about this book is insane so I thought why notGuess I thought wrongThis book sure contains the marvel of John Green's smart writingand it is so realatableespecially if you are a nerdy teen with tumblrand that's smart and uniue in a wayand I gave this book 2 stars just because of thatIn the other hand it is boringlike ultimately boringFirst I thought the idea with dating only girls named Katherine would be interesting or funbut it turned out to be so dull and I really thought of not finishing this bookThe only part of the book I did like was the ending and the famous John Green tumblr ish positive message and to be honest was goodI really wanted to like this book “What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable” The characters were also the famous author's charactersIf you are have read at least 2 books by this authoryou can guessA nerdy smart boy who happens to meet a popular unhappy girlfrom who he learns about the beauty of living free and youngand also falls in love withI did not like his sidekickHassanHe was annyoing and similar to some persons I do happen to know in real lifewho I dislike a lot The story follows a boy named Colinwho is a prodigya really smart kid and has this weird habit on dating only girl named KatherineHe has dated 19 Katherines and was dumbed by every single on of themDevestated by his last break up he decides to go on a trip with his only friendHassanThey happen to go to this small town where they meet Lindseyand her mother Holliswho offers a job and a homeThey decide to stay and there Colin stars his theorem about the relationships and everything start to happen in Colin's lifeThings he never ecperienced before “I figured something out The future is unpredictable” I recommend this book if you are into smart booksIt was so slow for mebut the ending is good and it is a positive bookIf you are super into John Green's books then you should read this Pictures from the review are not mine I took them mostly from Google images or Tumblr