An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

It’s my last John Green book! You can look it up here.

Rating: [4/5]

Summary: An Abundance of Katherines finds child prodigy Colin Singleton recently dumped by his nineteenth Katherine. His best friend, Hassan, convinces him a road trip will cure him of his dejection. They wind up in the small town of Gutshot, Tennessee, a town that grew up around a tampon string factory. Colin and Hassan end up staying with a lady named Hollis and her daughter, Lindsey. Hollis gives them a job recording interviews of all the residents of Gutshot. When Colin isn’t working on the interviews, he’s working on something to transition him from prodigy to genius: a formula that will predict the outcome of any romantic relationship.

Likes: I liked An Abundance of Katherines. It was written in third person, which is different from John Green’s other books. I also liked all of the footnotes that also happened to be part of the story. This book also handled some important themes, such as the desire to do something important with one’s life and the fact that one can never perfectly predict another person’s actions.

Dislikes: The plot wasn’t all that strong, but it was an enjoyable book nonetheless.

TL;DR: I would definitely recommend An Abundance of Katherines. It’s funny, well-written, thought-provoking, and full of random trivia. There’s not as much cussing in this book as there is in his others, but there are a few scenes of a sexual nature.

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