An Abundance of Katherines
An Abundance of Katherines
An Abundance of Katherines
John Green
From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars Michael L. Printz Honor BookLos Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistKatherine V thought boys were grossKatherine X just wanted to be friendsKatherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mailK-19 broke his heartWhen 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.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Humor

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Child prodigy Colin Singleton has only ever dated girls named Katherine. No Catherines or Katrinas or any other name; only Katherines. Nineteen of them, to be exact. When K-19, the one he really loved, breaks his heart, he and his best (and only) friend, Hassan, set out on a road trip, and end up in, of all places, Gutshot Tennessee, where Archduke Franz Ferdinand is supposedly buried. In Gutshot, Hassan and Colin meet some interesting people, but Colin has other things to worry about as well. He's always wanted to have a Eureka moment, and now he's had one.

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