Saturday, 28 March 2015

An Abundance of Katherines - Book Review


Started: March 25, 2015 | Finished: March 27, 2015

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Published by Speak on 2012
Genre: Contemporary
Pages: 236
Book Edition: Paperback
No. of times read: 1
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis: 
19 Katherines and counting...

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.
Rating: 4/5

My Review:

Before I review, I just want to sidnote and say this is my 100th blog post!! YAY!

Okay An Abundance of Katherines! At the start of this book, I wasn't loving it. I found the main character too many whiny to be likeable, something that is actually remarked upon in the book so I guess that was intentional. I just wasn't sure where this book was going until Colin, and his best friend Hassan, got to their destination on their road trip which was very close to the beginning of the book. Because this is John Green, I had a feeling it would get better and it did.

I really enjoyed watching Colin go from being a whiny, self-absorbed child prodigy to someone who became likeable and see him have his moment of self-actualization. I liked the character of Lindsey Lee Wells, and how she and Colin were kindred spirits in a way. I like Hassan for his hilarious sidekick moments, and for setting Colin straight on certain things.

The one problem I had with the book was all the graphs and mathematics. Not my area of expertise, so it was all really confusing. But it doesn't take over the story, so it was tolerable.

Another John Green great! Do you agree? What's your favourite John Green book?

Thanks for reading!!


Michelle

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