Title: An Abundance of Katherines
Written by: John Green
Release date: September, 2006
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, 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.
I was happy that I won this book at a contest, because last year I kept on hearing amazing things about the author John Green. Amazing things like his writing is sublime and the characters utterly funny. So, yes, indeed, I had high hopes for this book and after reading chapter one my hopes crumbled.
I also had a hard time reading this book. Some parts where interesting, like the road trip, but most of it was boring. It took me at least two weeks to finish this book and I’m sorry to say I skipped a few paragraphs.
I did enjoyed the footnotes. They gave the book something extra. They remembered me of the footnotes in Terry Pratchetts book and that always gets a bonus point. And the history comments that Colin made where nice. I noticed that the author did do research for it, which I like.