Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

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, average Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.

Kritters Thoughts:  My first John Green book and what an interesting ride it was.  A book full of smart humor with a male, recent high school graduate, and his best friend on a road trip to a small town in TN.  He heads on this road trip to overcome his recent break up and brings along his best friend with no destination in mind.   

I am usually a reader of books where women are at the center, so I enjoyed this break from my normal reading.  It was refreshing to get into the mind of a younger male and go with him on this adventure after a recent break up.  I absolutely adored his flashbacks to the previous Katherines who broke up with him for various reasons.

I would recommend this book to those who read YA or those who may need a break from their usual reading habits.  I thoroughly enjoyed the smart humor. 

Rating:  definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Pages:  229

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