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An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines is another addition that should be added to your must read list Witty, unpredictable, and poignant, this book has captured readers globally, and will leave you thinking, guaranteed.

An Abundance of Katherines is another addition that should be added to your must read list Witty, unpredictable, and poignant, this book has captured readers globally, and will leave you thinking, guaranteed.

Amanda Lewsader, Staff Writer

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John Green yet again succeeds in writing another number one bestseller. Colin, the main character, has a problem with Katherines and not the Catherines that are spelt with a C. When he gets dumped for the 19th time by a Katherine, he becomes broken-hearted and dramatically depressed. He desperately needs to forget about her, and Hassan, Colin’s over-weight Lebanese best friend (who makes sure everyone knows he is not a terrorist), takes him on an adventure: more or less a road trip that leads them to Gutshot, Tennessee. They were just supposed to be stopping to visit the dead Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s final resting spot, but that is where they meet Lindsey Lee Wells, an expert at chameleoning her personality. Slowly but surely, they all become friends and end up having dinner at her mom’s, Hollis, pepto-bismal colored mansion. That is where Hollis offers Hassan and Colin jobs for the summer, and they gratefully oblige; soon Colin finds peace in this old country town in the middle of nowhere. He starts a theorem stating that one can predict how long a relationship is going to last and who-will-break-up-with-who to eliminate the heartbreak resulting from a breakup and to also show up the dumpees, which surprisingly, Colin is not an expert at.

Through the book, Colin progressively forgets about Katherine 19 (k-19). In his attempt to solve the theorem and forget all the Katherines, conflicts arise and he is forced to face them. In conclusion, Colin finally gets what he wished for and worked for: an answer, not just to the theorem, but also the Katherine spell. Through the book, readers will find themselves intrigued with the fact that Colin was going to create the theorem, and will want to see if it would actually work in a realistic setting. Not only that, but they will grow to enjoy and connect to Lindsey’s character. She comes across as confident; she really is the opposite, which reminds me of myself. However, some parts are a little too drawn out. For example, when Colin continues to explain the theorem, although interesting, is a little dull and exasperated.

Overall ‘An Abundance of Katherines’ is a gripping novel with an original moral and I would highly recommend this book.

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