Thursday, August 14, 2014

An Abundance of Katherines

49750Katherine 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 off I want to talk about this cover,  its amazing, I love how there are, get this, 19 "Katherine's" on the cover. I love that for some weird reason, I mean other then that I really don't like the cover that well. I always seem to judge a book by its cover, unless i have already read the book and therefore I can ignore the cover, or I have to know its an amazing book in order to get myself to read it. Not even lying. I enjoyed this book, but I can't say I loved it. I liked the story and how the main character only dated girls with the same name, what I hated was the footnotes, I hated having to remember to  stop and look at the notes at the bottom and read the notes and all the math was a little much for my brain. I am bad at math so i guess if you were amazing at math you would be able to figure out what he was talking about. All in all a good book, just not my favorite, nor my favorite one by John Green. 

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