Thursday, December 30, 2010

Book 82- An Abundance of Katherines

In An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, we meet Colin who is a child prodigy whose best friend is Hassan, a fat Arabic kid with a quick sense of humor.

Colin has dated and been dumped by 19 girls named Katherine. After his lasted dumping and after high school graduation, Colin and Hassan take a road trip. Colin is on a quest to write a theorem that will predict a relationship. While on this road trip, anagramming Colin and Judge Judy loving Hassan meet Lindsey, a cute popular southern girl, her mama Hollis and the true story of a dead Arch Duke.

Colin also finds out that a theorem predicting relationships might not work, just like he might realize there are other girls in the world other than Katherine.

This was an off beat read, with tons of footnotes to explain Colin's quirks. It's also humorous and quirky, and a young adult novel.