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An Abundance of Katherines eBook ç 226 pages Download ¹ John Green ´ Katherine V thought boys were grossKatherine X just wanted to be friendsKatherine XVIII dumped him in an e mailK 19 broke his heartWhen it comes to relationships Colin Singleton's type happens to be girls named Katherine And when it Mes to be exactOn 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 Ka I tried I really did believe me But I can't do it it's boring it has no plot whatsoever and I don't like any of the characters I'm not going to torture myself

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Katherine V thought boys were grossKatherine X just wanted to be friendsKatherine XVIII dumped him in an e mailK 19 broke his heartWhen 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 ti Things that I was sick of by the end of this book1 Anagrams and tangents2 Use of the words jewfro fug fugger fugging kafir3 Colin's whining actually Colin in general4 Katherines

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An Abundance of KatherinesTherine Predictability which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship avenge Dumpees everywhere and finally win him the girlLove friendship and a dead Austro Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself Picture this You used to be a childhood prodigy Member of an academic game team You excelled in school You were special You met a girl named Katherine and the two of you started datingThen she dumps youThen eighteen girls named Katherine dump youSuddenly you're a teenager with no claim to fame except for your former status as a prodigy No new ideas No girl No plans for the summer excepting wasting away in your room and mopingThis is not your life But it is Colin Singleton's life immediately after his graduation from high schoolGiven Colin's history with girls you might not be surprised that John Green chose to name his second novel An Abundance of Katherines After sulking for several days after being dumped again Colin is dragged out of his room by Hasan his best friend Hassan is confident that the only cure for Colin's depression is a road trip So Colin and his Judge Judy loving overweight Muslim pal head off for the great beyond that is the United States between the coasts Their road trip stops in Gutshot Tennessee But the adventures don't Hired by a local bigwig to compile an oral history of Gutshot Colin and Hassan find themselves staying with Hollis and her daughter Lindsey It is in Gutshot that Colin finally has what he has always wanted a truly original idea Thus Colin begins to create a theorem of love in his attempt to understand his own rocky love lifeMost of my friends who have read this book and Green's first novel Looking for Alaska agree that his second novel is not as compelling a read Having only read Katherines I cannot make a judgment one way or the other What I can say is that I loved the style of this book There has been a growing trend to use footnotes in novels notable examples include The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Johnathan Stroud Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next novels and Ibid A Life by Mark Dunn which is a novel written entirely of endnotes Green continues that tradition here to good effectThe tone throughout is uirky nerdy and generally fun I don't know that reading this novel will change any lives but it will certainly get a lot of laughs The best parts are undoubtedly the dialogues between Hassan and Colin The guys are just so likable In addition Green's writing is snappy all the better to keep the laughs coming Like Nothing but the Truth by Justina Chen Headley this book includes a bit of math The real math behind Colin's theorem appears in the back of the book in an appendix and Green even has a website where you can use the theorem for your own relationships if it doesn't crash your computer Despite all of that Green is a self proclaimed lost cause when it comes to math The theorem was drafted by friend and resident mathematician for Brotherhood 20 Daniel Biss I wanted to share this for a couple of reasons First because I think it's great that Green is writing outside of what some might call his comfort zone and second because it should illustrate that you don't have to like math to enjoy a book that features a lot of mathAnyway if you need a cheerful book with some fun lovable characters I don't think you can do better than this book which was recently nominated for the LA Times Book Award in addition to being selected as a Printz Award honor book Looking for Alaska won the actual Printz Award just to put that into perspectiveYou can find this review and on my blog Miss Print