Free summary and analysis of the events in John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines that won’t make you snore. We promise. The An Abundance of Katherines Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green – review. ‘The novel carries some very important messages about fitting in and about trying to see.

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I thought that was a very clever addition that screamed Colin. Over the past several years it has come to my attention that almost everyone else considers this to be the lesser of all of the Green works, which had me questioning my mental state or whether or not I was intoxicated the first time I read this Find all of my reviews at: I come across a book I like, I fall in love with the author and then I just go on to read other books by the same author.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The novel carries some very important messages about fitting in and about trying to see logic in everything. My generation grew up with a different John who wrote characters like these. Only this time the nerdy guy Colin is not that endearing unlike Miles in “Looking For Alaska” or Quentin in “Paper Town”the funny side-kick Hassan abuneances not jatherines funny, and the mysterious girl is not that mysterious or witty compare Lindsey to Alaska and Margo.

An Abundance of Katherines Book Review

Want personalized picks that fit your family? An Abundance of Katherines is a brilliant, quirky and fantastically, nerdy book that I highly recommend.

Okay, it’s a formula that will somehow predict when two people will break up. These chapters include Colin’s flashbacks, which are “meant to reflect the relationship we have between chronological narrative katherinee emotional narrative.

And christ, every other word was “fugging” and after a while you just want someone to unleash a decent FUCK to get the party started.

This was too predictable, even for Green. Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels? Soon he starts to realize that maybe he had been looking at all of them in that same way. So yeah, I got a couple laughs in the beginning I found it a bit of a let-down after The Fault in our Stars, and so moved on to abunadnces things.


An Abundance of Katherines

Kid, 9 years old June 7, I’m no mathematician I was just telling my sister recently that I only got a D- in Algebra because the teacher felt so very sorry for me after all the tutoring, all the abunrances and tears and effort, that he didn’t want to kill me with a full-on F, even though I totally deserved it, mathematically speaking and I still get that you can only plug in all the factors necessary for this equation after the kaatherines is over because you don’t know what the factors are until you look back and see them.

Colin’s theory would only reveal the past and it could not show the future, so we learn that we don’t know who we will become, as the future is unpredictable and we are always changing. So Colin and his Judge-Judy-loving, overweight, Muslim pal head off for the great beyond that is the United States between the coasts. I did NOT like the repetitiveness of the word fug and the name Katherine. 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.

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green – review

But she is able to put one on in the blink of an eye. It didn’t have any good twists or an engaging plot. We follow Colin as he ventures into the unknown on a road trip with his best friend, Hassan. We know this because he follows Hassan’s cues as to katherjnes to how to act normal.

Dutton Fo Books Publication date: Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. The romance between Colin and Lindsey was yawn worthy.

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At some point you can’t help but start thinking that if you were dating Colin, you’d break up with him just like all of his 19 ex-Katherines. I wouldn’t recommend this book to someone who wants abundaces try John Green, because I rate this so much lower than all of his other books. Because the future is unpredictable and it took Collin basically the whole book to figure that out and then to accept it.


My husband, a pretty reluctant reader, snitched it from me and devoured it, so I was expecting great things. Colin also felt very similar to John Green’s other male abndances.

I couldn’t help but see a deeper meaning in this story.

Everyone has a type, a distinct quality or feature we are always looking for in a katherlnes partner. However, there were some memorable parts of this book that makes it unique: Colin is still chasing his eureka moment, finally finding it in his theorem he created called the Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability. Then there’s math part of this book.

Here we have a character about to enter abunndances, on the precipice of entering the real world, knowing that the good years are behind him; he peaked too soon and now everything is a slow downhill crawl towards death. The story ends with the trio driving past the restaurant they were katheries planning on going to, because Colin, Lindsey, and Hassan realize that they can just keep driving; there is nothing stopping them from continuing on.

Katherinds has dated about 19 girls all named Katherine. Feb 11, Alaina rated it did not like it Shelves: He seemed like one of those whiny gifted kids that complain about being smart when in reality they’re just idiots. Views Read Edit View history. Colin was the kind of young man I rarely read about in books these days. Frequently Challenged Books for Kids and Teens. This is not your life. I might not have set myself up for failureā€¦ I hope that these kids carry this with them because I feel a kinship with them.

There, they meet Lindsey Lee Wells. Jan 20, Natalie Monroe rated it it kathsrines ok Shelves: