Book Review of “An Abundance of Katherines” by John Green


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-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. 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.
Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.


First of all, I loved this book solely because it made me laugh. It made me laugh so hard that people beside me in the flight (I was travelling) were looking at me like I was crazy. The characters were very simple, so was the plot. It was a highly predictable plot but it was fun to read on. Some of the facts in the book were enlightening and very interesting. The book constantly said how Colin was too boring for others but I found him as the most interesting one. I have been a dork chic since I started school because that is where I got to know there is a word for what I am. I loved the book for its reality. 

If I have to criticise it, I would say that it was not that engaging as I thought it would be. And as I previously said, the plot was quite predictable.

Favorite characters: Hollis, Colin, Lindsey and Hassan

Characters I despised : TOC, Katrina, Katherine 1/19 (I don’t know why).

Rating : 4 out of 5 stars because maybe I expected a lot from this book (TFIOS and Will Grayson, Will grayson were my favorites and this one came too close but I would still give it 4).


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