Sunday, January 8, 2012

An Abundance Of Katherines ~ John Green

4 1/2 Stars

While not quite as magical as Looking For Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines was still a wonderfully quirky, sweet, and surprisingly funny book.

Colin Singlton has an obsession with anagrams, and with girls named Katherine. He believes he has been dumped by 19 of them in his short life. After Katherine XIX breaks his heart, he and his best friend Hassan go on a road trip and find themselves spending the summer in a tiny town in Tennessee called Gutshot.

This is only my second time reading a John Green book, and I can honestly say the man truly does live up to all the hype surrounding him. The characters he creates are so beautifully brought to live...all their quirks, and faults and insecurities feel real and very believable. In both Looking For Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines Green has created unique characters that I will always remember.

The character of Colin does come off as winy and needy at times, but in the end I couldn't help but root for this washed up child prodigy, and the band of misfits surrounding him.

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