Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines - John Green


Katherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart 
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type happens to be 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.


My opinion:

I really enjoyed this book! It was cute and I could very relate to the character (I also wish I was a prodigy and good in languages). I liked the characters a lot and Hassan was my favorite. I laughed so hard when he was being funny! Lindsey really seemed like a sweet girl. There were so many quotes I loved. 


''No fugging way. That's how horror movies start. We drop you off, walk into a strangers house, and five minutes later some psycho's lobbing off my nuts with a machete while his schizophrenic wife makes Colin do push-ups on a bed of hot coals.'' - Hassan


''I just want to fly under a radar, because when you start to make yourself into a big deal, that's when you get shot down. The bigger a deal you are, the worse your life is'' - Lindsey


Those two quotes are one of my favorites. The first quote because that's one of the quotes that made me laugh (because I like horror and the quote is just true) and the second because you just have to life you life and don't make drama of little things and just be happy. 


I also liked the fact that John Green was giving us ''lessons'' like don't smoke, it's expensive (I don't smoke anyways, but most teenages think it's cool) and that he was explaining the difference between a bee and an hornets (hornets are dangerous because they can kill, bees just want to make honey). 


As you can see I really liked this book, but it's not my all time favorite or I will not think about it after a long time like I do with A Walk To Remember, Don't Look Back etc.. That's why I give this one 4.5 stars. It's a great book if you want to read a stand-alone! This book is also really short, like 213 pages. 


I wanted to read this book for the #johngreenreadalong but because I had to wait for Isla and the Happily Ever After so long, I already read this book. But I'm going to read Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson and The Fault in Our Stars next month so no worries!


Have you read An Abundance of Katherines and did you like it as much as I do?