It’s safe to say John Green has taken over our bookshops with ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ receiving remarkable reviews, which made me wonder if any of his other books could ever live up to the superiority of his bestseller.
‘An Abundance of Katherines’ is the third John Green book I’ve got my head stuck into after reading ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and ‘Looking for Alaska’. The book lived up to the high expectations and even carries a surprisingly unique and unusual style. It stands out from Green’s other books due to its mathematical sideline and happy ending.
If you’re after a John Green tearjerker, this is not the book for you. Nonetheless, ‘An Abundance of Katherines’ will have you laughing throughout, with the humour matching the young adult audience perfectly.
Genius prodigy, Colin Singleton, sets off on a road trip with his only friend and sidekick, Hassan, after getting dumped by yet another Katherine (the 19th girl he has dated named Katherine!). The road trip turns out to be a new adventure for the best friends, meeting new people along the way and Colin’s place to work on his theorem to predict the curve of a relationship.
Colin and Hassan end up spending their summer in the town of Gunshot, where they meet Lindsey Lee Wells, who sets them up with a home and work for the season with help from her mother, Hollis.
Will Colin Singleton break his streak of only dating Katherines? I recommend you read ‘An Abundance of Katherines’ to find out. This book will have you gripped from the very beginning, smiling throughout and unless you’re a Maths genius, have you baffled but intrigued by the mathematics.