Monday, July 14, 2014
There's not a whole lot to say about this book that hasn't been said by dozens of other book-reviewing bloggers out there. But this blog is about reviewing whatever I happen to read, so here we go. Our hero is Colin Singleton, a young man who for some bizarre reason has only dated women named Katherine. Nineteen Katherines, in fact, all of whom have dumped him. Colin is also a former child prodigy, and now that he's nearly grown up, he has to come to terms with the fact that for the most part, child prodigies tend to turn out as normal in adulthood as everyone else - as far as performing amazing feats of genius and saving the world goes, at any rate.
Having just been dumped by the most recent Katherine, Colin is completely heartbroken. He needs a fresh perspective, and what better way to attain one than going on a road trip with his best friend. And that's where the fun begins. Friendship, humor, romance, coming of age - all these elements combine with unforgettable characters and a plot that never fails to surprise and delight. Highly recommended.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (Dutton Books, 2006)
Also by John Green:
Looking for Alaska
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan)