Thursday, October 21, 2010

An Abundance of Katherines Review

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
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 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.

This one definitely wasn't my favorite John Green book, but I did enjoy it. True to Green's style, I loved the beautiful writing, original characters, true-to-teens dialogue, and hilarious voice. I was also delighted to see that Green really can write "happy" endings for couples.

Overall: 8.5/10. Loved it, but didn't quite live up to my expectations.


Amie Kaufman said...

Thanks for the review! I've been so interested by the hook of this book, but not sure what to make of it!

RuthEDay said...

I love John Green! Katherines is the only one of his I haven't read so thanks for the review. I just finished reading Paper Towns and I didn't really feel like that quite measured up to Looking for Alaska or Will Grayson, Will Grayson.