Monday, May 27, 2013

Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.

An Abundance of KatherinesAn Abundance of Katherines by John Green.
Book Summary: 
Katherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart 
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.
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.

Liana's Summary: Colin Singleton has a thing for girls named Katherine. Not Kathy, Rinne, nor anything else-- nor, God forbid, Catherine. Katherine. With a K. He's dated 19 Katherines, all who've dumped him. Colin is trying to find a Katherine that won't dump him. But will it be easy?

Rate(1-10): 4

Yeah, I'll say it. I'd expected this book to be better. Because we're talking about John Green, here. 

Yes, I enjoyed reading his writing. And his footnotes, but that's about it for this book.


1. The plot didn't really go anywhere at all. So there's a guy. Colin. He was a child prodigy. Very smart. A bit weird. Okay? Okay, he has an obsession with girls named Katherine. Okay, okay. He's on a road trip with his friend. Okay! And..?

2. Storyline isn't engaging.

It was sort of kind of like Looking for Alaska-- except LFA was better.

I'm still looking forward to reading more of John's books, though, although I didn't enjoy this one as much as I'd wanted to.


"You aime lots of stupid crap."

I probably laughed harder than I should have

"Do you want to be my boyfriend?"

So this is how it started..

"So my name's Katherine..."

Ah, so now does the story begin?
That's that.

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