An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines

Katherine V thought boys were gross Katherine X just wanted to be friends Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail K-19 broke his heart When 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 times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-hap Katherine V thought boys were gross Katherine X just wanted to be friends Katherine XVIII dumped him in a...

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Title:An Abundance of Katherines
Author:John Green
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:An Abundance of Katherines
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:229 pages pages

An Abundance of Katherines Reviews

  • Krissa
    Jan 31, 2008
    I think I already said this in a review but I might just need a break from young adult fiction, because everyone I know who reads YA raved about this novel and I read it from cover to cover without once really engaging, and with far too many inward groans and eye-rolls. I mean, for ...
  • Emma (Miss Print)
    May 18, 2007
    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 dating. Then she dumps you. Then eighteen more girls named Katherine dump you. Suddenly, you'r...
  • Erin
    Dec 08, 2013
    Had I been reading this on paper instead of my computer, it probably would have gone into the fireplace here: "She was incredibly hot--in that popular-girl-with-bleached-teeth-and-anorexia kind of way, which was Colin's least favorite way of being hot." And if somehow it had survived t...
  • Madeline
    Mar 12, 2010
    One of my roommates is a huge John Green fan, and after first introducing me to the series of videos he does with his brother (search "vlogbrothers" on Youtube or just watch this one), she told me that I should probably read some of his books. She suggested An Abundance of Katherines t...
  • Anna
    Apr 02, 2008
    I was not terribly impressed with Katherines. I read Green's Looking For Alaska and thought it was one of the best young adult novels I have ever read SO I was expecting this book to measure up to a higher standard. Unfortunately, it did not even come close. Here's my beef with the...
  • Kim
    Oct 23, 2010
    Colin Singleton is not a vampire or a werewolf or a sorcerer or a punning Austin zombie. He doesn?t live in a dystopian society, he hasn?t slept with his teacher. He doesn?t do drugs, his parents aren?t divorced, and he?s suffered no traumas unless you count being dumped by a...
  • Dawn
    Dec 05, 2008
    Things that I was sick of by the end of this book: 1. Anagrams and tangents 2. Use of the words jewfro, fug, fugger, fugging, kafir 3. Colin's whining--actually, Colin in general 4. Katherines ...
  • Maggie Stiefvater
    Dec 29, 2008
    As a YA author, I'd heard the name "John Green" whispered in the YA wind for months, but I'd never picked up one of his books until I read a synopsis for AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES online. My husband, a pretty reluctant reader, snitched it from me and devoured it, so I was expecting gr...
  • Tatiana
    Jul 27, 2009
    If you are familiar with John Green, you probably already know his winning formula: a nerdy nice guy with a funny side-kick best friend, meets and falls in love with a mysterious popular but ultimately unhappy girl, then some kind of road trip ensues during which a life altering realiz...
  • Erica
    Sep 18, 2014
    I fully understand that disliking a John Green book is tantamount to asking to be shot in the head, tarred-n-feathered, and thrown in a flaming box over a cliff into a gorge of molten lava. I know that, I get that, I apologize to all whose lives I've destroyed with my hatredy. But, ma...
  • Cory
    Jun 30, 2010
    I've had this book sitting on my desk for two months. I'm a huge John Green fan, so you can see why this is problematic. The Albuquerque library system is pretty bad. Out of all the libraries systems I've ever used, this has to be the worst. Not only does it not stock any of Justine...
  • Scarlet
    Dec 02, 2012
    2.5 Here are some things I?ve realized after reading AAoK: 1. John Green is a talented, clever writer with a great sense of humor. 2. Contrary to what I?d like to think, I?m still math-phobic. 3. I?ll never, ever date a has-been child prodigy. Or a washed-up genius....
  • Josu Grilli
    Sep 02, 2015
    Un libro sin nada que contar, nada original y que carece de trama. Empecemos por el protagonista, Colin, siendo un clon del resto de personajes de John Green. No eres un personaje interesante para nada. Pero eso no es lo gracioso, lo gracioso es saber que es feo, raro, antisocial... ...
  • Priscilla
    Feb 28, 2011
    There's so much John Green-ness in this book, I love it :) 1. Love the footnotes 2. Love Hassan 3. Love dialogue 4. Love the story Fuggin right. Check out my video review! ...
  • Simcsa
    Nov 13, 2011
    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.. ...
  • Megs ♥
    Oct 29, 2011
    This was by far the worst experience I've ever had reading a John Green book. I really always enjoy his writing and humor, but this one just didn't do anything for me. I don't think the book was horrible, but it couldn't hold my attention too long so I was happy it was very shor...
  • Natalie Monroe
    Jan 20, 2015
    A reenactment of the moment An Abundance of Katherines was conceived: John Green sat at his desk, quietly contemplating the ghettoization of scrambled eggs as a breakfast food and brainstorming ideas for his new book. His last novel, Looking for Alaska, had done moderately well,...
  • Sarah
    Jun 26, 2015
    This was definitely my least favourite book by John Green. For starters, Colin was absolutely unbearable. I disliked him so much and I hated listening to his inner monologue. He was so pretentious, arrogant, self-centred and he was just plain horrible. I didn't like the constant an...
  • Grace (LovingDemBooks) Z.
    Oct 26, 2014
    Check out this audiobook! I received a hard-disc copy of this audiobook for free in exchange for my honest opinion. Full review to come. 3 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below. I think listening to this book as an audiobook really enhanced my experience while...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Jan 03, 2013
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I may be one thousand years old, but I still love John Green books. I read An Abundance of Katherines before I even knew who John Green was. Remember - I?m 1,000, so cut me some slack people! Over the past sever...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    Sep 14, 2014
    Well, I enjoyed this one much more than I was expecting! 4.5 ...
  • Darth J
    Apr 06, 2015
    So this was my first John Green book. I get his appeal in that he can create characters that, although very different from us, can somehow resonate with our emotions and experiences. I ordered this book used on Amazon, and as luck would have it before when I got an autographed Rain...
  • Yonaily
    Jul 28, 2013
    This book is ABSURD. The main character is some quirky prodigy kid who gets dumped by girls named Katherines. He goes on about some non-sense theory who might help him predict future relationships. He is smart, loves anagrams, and uses words no other teenager has ever heard of. You kno...
  • ⚯͛ Åndi △⃒⃘
    Feb 14, 2014
    Yup. I'm still not a John Green fan. One thing I have noticed about the characters John Green creates in his novels: they're too quirky, they're smart (this one in particular has an overly smart character) and they talk in quips. NOBODY TALKS LIKE THAT IN REAL LIFE. At least not all...
  • Nick
    Aug 30, 2014
    ____________________________________________ ?Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they?ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.? ____________________________________________ 2 DISAPPOINTING STARS! You can f...
  • Chesca
    Feb 10, 2017
    ?How do you just stop being terrified of getting left behind and ending up by yourself forever and not meaning anything to the world?? Actual Rating: 3.5 stars My first John Green book! Everyone has a type, a distinct quality or feature we are always looking for in a potenti...
  • Nicole
    Apr 02, 2017
    Even John Green can't get foreign languages right *sigh in disappointment* ...
  • Alaina Meserole
    Feb 11, 2018
    Changing my rating from 2 stars to 1 star because every time I rewrite or add something to this review I'm instantly annoyed all over again. Okay, so this is the third time I'm going to rewrite this review. Then I'm going to walk away from it forever and not look back once. An Ab...
  • LENA TRAK
    Jul 27, 2016
    I'll probably be dead by morning for daring to write this about one of Green's books but boy did I loathe this book... 1,5 stars just because I enjoyed the first 40 pages and because I can't help loving John Green. Okay if this book was like 500 pages long I would have quit. Fortuna...
  • Jeff
    Oct 18, 2017
    THIS BOOK WAS NOT MY CUP OF TEA. So yeah, I got a couple laughs in the beginning.... nah i laughed like a bull and almost choked on my water -_- But really, I'm about a third of the way through and I honestly have no idea what's going on. NO IDEA. ...... NADA ZILCH ZERO ...