An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Posted June 24, 2016 by Amber in Reviews / 0 Comments

An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines

by John Green

Publisher: Penguin Books on September 21, 2006
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Target Age Group: Young Adult
Representation: Jewish Character(s), Muslim Character(s)
Content Warnings: Alcohol, Fatphobia, Infidelity, Injury, Islamophobia, Sexual Content

Rating: ★★★★½

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When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is 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, washedup 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.


This was my first John Green book, back in… 2010, maybe? An Abundance of Katherines is, for whatever reason, still my favorite. I think perhaps it is because of the random “not interesting” (totally interesting) random facts, or the fact I was Lindsey Lee Wells in high school, or maybe just because Gutshot is a fun little town… I don’t know. But I love this book and the reading of this version was excellent. I’ll definitely visit this audio version (and the hard-copy version!) again.

Ratings Breakdown

Setting: ★★★★★
Plot: ★★★★
Characters: ★★★★★
Writing: ★★★★★
Pacing: ★★★★
Personal Enjoyment: ★★★★ 1/2


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