Nov 4, 2011

Book Review: An Abudance of Katherines by John Green

Synopsis from Goodreads

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 by Printz medalist John Green, acclaimed author of Looking for Alaska.

Book Title: An Abundance of Katherines
Author: John Green
My Rating:

Book Review

this is one funny book! this is my third John Green novel and i have to say that the guy never fails to make me laugh.

in this book we are introduced to the main character Collin who is a genius he pretty much know everything he speaks 11 different kinds of language but his passion is linguistics he likes to make anagrams out of people's name or maybe just random words that he just saw or encounter. My thoughts about Collin's character. I like Collin sure he is selfish brat and a washed up child prodigy but i liked it when his character shows that even though you are good at something you still are not considered THE BEST, sure at the age of 3 Colin can read he won a Quiz bee TV show but he still didn't get what he wants, he is not internationally known as the smartest kid in the whole universe, and most especially he got dumped by 19 Katherines.

Hassan and Colin are really two peas in a pod i just love those guys I would really really love to have a friend like Hassan, he always got Colin's back. the lines of the two guys is just something really quirky and funny.

the plot of the book is really refreshing, i have read Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns i was kinda shocked that the book was written in a 3rd person POV not unlike the two books that i have read from John Green. but still the elements of what makes John Green likeable are still there you get a laughing moment each and every time you flip the page of reading this book.

what i appreciate most in this book is that the idea that no two persons are alike. There are times when we get attached to a certain person and eventually there is also a time that we have to let them go, and enable to move on our instincts tend to look for someone who has the same qualities and traits, but eventually we also fail cause in this world there are no two persons alike each and everyone of us has a unique and special kind of identity *wink* (LOL)

lots of reviews that I've read that this novel is just like the exact same clone of other novels from John Green. But let me tell you that what makes John Green,John Green. i did enjoy this one even though it has similarities of his other novel but i guess that's what i like the most about John Green he always deliver a good story and still gets a few laughs out of it lots of message you will get just by reading a single book.

so this one would have to me my fave out of the 3 novels i have read from him.

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