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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green – Review by Angela, Teen Blogger


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An Abundance of Katherines - book cover

Title: An Abundance of Katherines

Author: John Green

Summary: Colin Singleton, a child prodigy but not-yet-a-genius has just been dumped by another Katherine (number 19 or K-19). Heartbroken and devastated, Colin agrees to a road trip with his best friend Hassan to clear his mind. What they did not know is that they would find friendships and maybe even love in a small town named Gutshot, Tennessee. For once, it seemed like Colin wouldn’t be dumped by another Katherine.

Six Word Review: Another great read by John Green

How many stars (out of 10) would you give this book & why?

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I would give it an 8.5/10. I must admit that I am a relatively hard marker, so a score of 8.5 is actually a very high rating. The first thing I am going to rave about is that the book is math-related. (I finally found a ‘mathy’ teen read after searching forever!) The whole idea of creating a formula for dumpers/dumpees to predict relationships is very interesting. I really wish it worked in real life. The only thing I would warn readers about is that the storyline is predictable. I was not able to guess the small details but I had a clear idea of the ending when I was halfway through. Overall, An Abundance of Katherines is a short, sweet book that guides teens to self-confidence. It is totally worth your time.

I started reading it because….I kept reading it because…

I started reading it because I just recently finished TFIOS (The Fault in Our Stars), and I absolutely adored it. I thought trying another John Green book would be the next best thing to do. And, my friend happened to tell me that this book was ‘mathy’, so I just had to read it to satisfy my curiosity. I kept reading it because I needed to know the ending (and to ensure that my prediction was right). If I don’t finish a book, the suspense might kill me!

Gut Reaction

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I knew that Lindsey (the girl who Colin stayed with) would eventually get together with Colin despite that her name is not Katherine.

Discuss 

An Abundance of Katherines tells a bittersweet story of the ups and downs of adolescent life. However, Colin’s problems are resolved in a miraculous twist of events, and in my opinion, I don’t think this would happen in my life in a million years. The events work out too well, to a point where they are almost unrealistic. But who knows, maybe you can predict the future with a formula. What do you think?

What you loved/hated/couldn’t get enough of…

I really liked Hassan and Katrina’s brief relationship in the book. Hassan is slightly overweight and Katrina is one of the prettiest girls in the town. Often, our society dwells on appearances more than it should. And, this couple showed us that looks are not everything; personality is what matters

If the main character were stuck on a deserted island, they would…

Well, I believe they would live pretty much the same way as in Gutshot because the town already resembles a deserted island. Except Hassan, he is an indoor person and he would miss watching Judge Judy all day long.

Anything else we should know…

There was going to be a movie, but unfortunately the project was abandoned. But don’t lose hope yet, maybe one day it will be back on.

Check out this short video of Green explaining the progress of the project. 

Angela,

Teen Blogger

 

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