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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

An Abundance of Katherines By: John Green

Title: An Abundance of Katherines
Author: John Green
Amount of Pages: 215 (Plus extra reader thingies)
Publisher: Speak
Publishing Year: 2006
Geared Towards: Teens (14+)

Summary (Credits to B.O.B):
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 may finally win him the girl.

Wdebo's Review: This book was so predictable and cliche but cute. The moment you hear that girl's name you can guess exactly what is going to happen in the book, but in a way that can be good and bad, the good thing is it plays off my needs for a happy-sweet-could-never-be-true kind of ending where the nerd gets the girl, but then the bad thing is it is so predictable that in parts you just want to throw it down and say, "God, so you're gonna get the girl stop being so stupid and get a move on it already!" Yeah that's what I think about predictable/cliche endings...

Pros: It was like I said in the beginning cute and cliche, total chick lit material. It is funny and witty and you can really understand Colin as a person and his BFF.

Cons: Whenever I read a book I like to be able to like at least one of the characters, but in this story I don't know, I just couldn't connect to any of the characters and all of the were very annoying to me. Colin just seemed like a whinny like kid, even in the parts where you are suppose to feel sorry for him I just wanted to shake him and say "Grow up!" Also, the theorms at first were cool and fun but then after a while they got really monotonous and boring.

All in all, if you are looking to a fast easy read that ends in a happy ending you should pick up An Abundance of Katherines!

Grade: B

Wdebo :)


  1. Hi! You said something on my CBOX, so i decided to come check your blog out! Love it!

    I read An Abundance of Katherines! I completely agree with your review!

    Happy Reading!

  2. Thanks! Your blog is really great too!

    Wdebo :)


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