Monday, July 2, 2012

An Abundance of Katherine's

"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. He's also a washed-up child prodigy with ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a passion for anagrams, and an overweight, Judge Judy-obsessed best friend. Colin's on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which will predict the future of all relationships, transform him from a fading prodigy into a true genius, and finally win him the girl. Letting expectations go and allowing love in are at the heart of Colin's hilarious quest to find his missing piece and avenge dumpees everywhere."
Plot: The plot is kind of slow and definitely a coming of age, discovering ones self type of story. Personally, I didn't enjoy the separations between the Katherines and Gutshot. I expected  the Katherine's to really play a bigger roll, but knowing John Green's writing.. I understand it too.

Characters: Colin is almost the perfect awkward leading man. Cause he is odd, yet mildly attractive... then there is Hassan who is funny and quirky, but almost annoyed me at times. However, my favorite character was Lindsey. She reminded me of myself and I liked that.

Pros: Unique and very John Green

Cons: almost a misleading title. slow.

Final Thoughts:  I liked An Abundance of Katherine's but didn't love it, maybe that was my fault though for putting SO much expectation the book. That is all I can really say about the book.


  1. I haven't read any John Green and have been told I have to read this one. Sorry you didn't love it!

    1. yea, and I think that was my problem with this book, is everyone was saying it was a must read and I love John Green.. so I didn't really do research on the book (which I almost never do) Making me surprised when I built it up in my head to be a completely different book.

  2. Dang. I was really interested from the cover and title. I've yet to read John Green...

    1. you definitely need to read John Green ASAP! and don't let my review deter your from reading it.. overall, this is a well liked book by most people.