Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines

"Nothing was happening, really, but the moment was thick with mattering."
I must admit that An Abundance of Katherines was probably my favorite John Green book only second TFIOS. Probably because it wasn't nearly as heart-breaking as his others, and also because I'm a sucker for a real nerd, which Colin is. 

Colin Singleton has dated 19 Katherines, and after the 19th Kathreine dumps him, his best friend, Hassan, decides it's time to take an impromptu trip to get over the latest break-up. Colin, defeated by his break-up and his slow realization that he will never accomplish anything incredibly grand, has a hard time adjusting, until he realizes that there are greater things than becoming famous for something. When Colin and Hassan meet Lindsey Lee Wells in Gunshot, Tennessee, both of their lives become forever changed. 

An Abundance of Katherines is witty, intelligent, and entertaining. There are moments of sadness (but not heart break- thank you, John Green), utter happiness, anger, and confusion. Like all of John's books, I found myself gasping out loud, texting lines of the book to my friends, and laughing at the utter nonsense of Colin. I probably related to Colin so much because he seemed exactly like all of the boys I hung out with in high school- ridiculously smart, full of random knowledge, and a bit socially awkward (what's not to love?!). Lindsey, like any other girl in John Green's novels, is exciting, fun, and essentially the kind of person I want to be in life. She's spunky, but incredibly kind, witty, but totally sympathetic. Hassan adds another degree of lovability to the novel as the self-proclaimed "fat-kid" who doesn't do much more than watch Judge Judy. Together, the three of them make quite a team. 

Another excellent read from our favorite, John Green. 

Love always,

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