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An Abundance of Katherines


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ISBN13: 9780142410707
ISBN10: 0142410705
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From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Michael L. Printz Honor Book

Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

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. 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.


Colin Singleton always falls for girls named Katherine — and he's been dumped by all of them. Letting expectations go and allowing love in are part of Colin's hilarious quest to find his missing piece and avenge dumpees everywhere.

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John Green is the author of Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines. He lives in New York City.

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selective reader, September 14, 2015 (view all comments by selective reader)
I loved this book. I have read almost all of John Green's books and have liked them all. This one is my favorites so far. The author pulls you in from the beginning and doesn't let go until the very last page is turned. It includes some very realistic characters which makes for an enjoyable read whether you are a young adult or adult. Another plus is that Mr. Green includes some tips for young writer's in a question and answer section at the end of the book. Highly recommended.
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samella.reed, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by samella.reed)
I have read all of John Green's books, but this one is by far my favorite. The main character Colin Singleton manages to capture the awkward teenage angst that is humorously paired with him being a child prodigy, NOT a genius. Green brings in humor into every aspect of the book with Colin and his Muslim friend ending up in Gutshot, Tennessee while he is trying to create the relationship Theorem. I never experienced strict math in relationships, but I found myself endless laughing while I was reading on the subway. Fun read that will also make you think. "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"
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Ruby h, December 15, 2013 (view all comments by Ruby h)
An abundance of Katherines, by John Green is about a teen prodigy named Colin. Colin has dated a number of girls named Katherine, nineteen exactly.When his most recent relationship with Katherine number 19 ends Colin is sad. To take his mind off Katherine his best friend Hassan take Colin on a roadtrip. On this roadtrip they visit the crypt of an arch duke. There they meet Lindsey Lee Wells, a pre-med student and tour guide for the crypt. Colin and Lindsey fall in love and she breaks his Katherine dating sequence.

I really enjoyed this book and would suggest John Green lovers give it a try. It's a great read for girls who like quirky love stories and funny friendships.I look forward to reading this book again, and more novels by this author in the future.
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Green, John
Puffin Books
School & Education
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Social Issues - Friendship
Social Issues - General
Humorous Stories
Interpersonal Relations
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Situations / Runaways
Situations / Dating & Sex
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from 9
8.20x5.60x.72 in. .60 lbs.
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