Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Author:John Greene
TitleAn Abundance of Katherines 
Publication Info: New York, NY : Dutton Books, c2006.
ISBN: 0525476881

Previously Read By Same Author:  The Fault in Our Stars
Summary/Review:  Colin is a teenage former child prodigy, socially awkward, and has dated 19 girls all of whom are named Katherine.  After being dumped by Katherine #19, his friend Hassan encourages Colin to go on a road trip and they end up in rural Tennessee.  There they work collecting oral histories for a woman who runs a tampon string factory and Colin devises a mathematical formula for relationships which end in getting dump.  It’s entertaining book with a lot of laughs, but I find the characters too self-consciously quirky to get emotionally invested in.  Perhaps a good beach read, but not the excellent work of fiction of The Fault in Our Stars.

Recommended booksIn Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan and A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Rating: ***

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