Tuesday, January 13, 2015

An Abundance of Katherines

AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES
I’ve noticed that I have gotten in the habit of posting book reviews on Tuesdays – I’m thinking of making it somewhat of a regular thing or as close to regular as possible. This Tuesday’s book review will be on An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green. The only other book I have read by John Green is The Fault In Our Stars; I enjoyed The Fault In Our Stars, but I had my fingers crossed that An Abundance of Katherines had somewhat of a happier story line, and thankfully it did.

When it comes to dating it seems that most people have a type. Colin Singleton’s type is any girl named Katherine, having to be spelt exactly k-a-t-h-e-r-i-n-e, no Kathryns, Catherines, or any other spelling variation of the name ‘Katherine’. Katherine may be a pretty name unfortunately all the Katherines are forever dumping Colin. After the nineteenth time of being dumped by a Katherine, Colin goes on a road trip with his best friend, Hassan, to take his mind off the breakup and re-evaluate his life.

At the start of the road trip Colin is drowning in self-pity of being an anagram-loving washed-up child prodigy, that may never be a genius or have a ‘eureka’ moment, and has been dumped 19 times by Katherines. Collin and Hassan pull off at an exit to see the archdukes final resting place in Shotgun, TN. Collin and Hassan decide to stop in Shotgun and stay with a family who owns the town factory. Colin finally has a ‘eureka’ moment and is set on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which hopefully will predict the future of any relationship.

From making a new friend, Lindsey, to interviewing everyone in the town of Gunshot as part of his summer job, to learning how to hunt; Colin finds himself in the small southern town through adventures and experiences he otherwise might not have had in Chicago. I will admit The Fault In Our Stars had a more in-depth, emotional storyline, but the writing in An Abundance of Katherines is equal to that of Green’s The Fault In Our Stars.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like a nice book! Def got to read more books this year!

    xoxo Colli || TOBEYOUTIFUL

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    1. That is a goal of mine too - I am shooting for two a month.

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  2. I'm always looking for book suggestions, I'm definitely going to have to try this one!

    -xo Cait
    www.preppyinpastels.com

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  3. I love John Green and I wanna read this book so bad!

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    1. It a pretty good book, if you're a John Green fan you would really like this book!

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  4. Excited for you Tuesday Book Club Lauren! A girl at work was reading this book a few weeks ago, I'll have to see if I can borrow it.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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    1. I think you would like it - it's a pretty good book, but a little slow at certain points.

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