An Astounding Novel

March 22nd, 2011 by sweetonbooks

Reviewed by:  Reader-for-life

An Abundance of Katherine's
by John Green

An Abundance of Katherine's, I believe, is John Green at his prime. In this startlingly beautiful novel, Green explores the life of child prodigy Colin Singleton after his last breakup from a girl named Katherine. But this isn’t the first time he’s been broken up with by a girl named Katherine; in fact, this is the 19th time. He has never dated anyone not named Katherine. In need of a pick-me-up, Colin and his best friend Hassan go on a road trip together and end up in Gutshot, Tennessee. Hilarity ensues.

I cannot explain my love for this book. Once again, John Green reaches into a human's very soul as Colin struggles with heartbreak and wanting to matter. With very likable and humorous characters (the most humorous, of course, being Hassan, Colin's Muslim, overweight, Judge Judy obsessed best friend) and realistic premises, John Green will once again stun readers with his ability to pull you into a story and never, not even after the last page, release you.

This book was a little mature, so I’d say you’d have to be at least thirteen years old to really appreciate it.


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