An Abundance of Katherines (paperback) ❤

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❤ 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book ❤
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
New York Times Bestseller


From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska, this is John Green's second novel.

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is 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.

Age recommendation: 12 and up


Editorial Reviews

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year
Booklist Editors’ Choice
Kirkus Best Book of the Year


"Fully fun, challengingly complex and entirely entertaining." Kirkus, starred review

“Laugh-out-loud funny…a coming-of-age American road trip that is at once a satire of and tribute to its many celebrated predecessors.” –Horn Book, starred review

“Imagine an operating room at the start of a daring but well-rehearsed procedure and you will have something of the atmosphere of “An Abundance of Katherines”: every detail considered, the action unrolling with grace and inevitability.” --New York Times Book Review

“Funny, sweet, and unpredictable.” –The Minneapolis Star Tribune

“The laugh-out-loud humor ranges from delightfully sophomoric to subtly intellectual.” –Booklist, starred review


❤ NOTE FROM MELANIE: Of the three John Green books that we carry (see below), THIS was Jamie's favorite! He loved, loved, loved the humor in this novel and he could relate to the characters easily. This novel is recommended for his age group. Even though Jamie is a mature 12 years old, this might be why he liked this book the best. I have yet to read this one, but I will after the holidays!

Other critically acclaimed books from John Green that we sell:

Looking for Alaska by John GreenThe Fault In Our Stars by John Green