Budimir Teen Advisory Group’s Shiwei shares her opinion on a John Green title.
An Abundance of Katherines By John Green 4/5 stars
“Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. He has dated–and been dumped by–19 Katherines. In the wake of The K-19 Debacle, Colin–an anagram-obsessed washed-up child prodigy–heads out on a road trip with his overweight, Judge Judy- loving friend Hassan.”- summary of The abundance of Katherines.
On the road trip of self discovery, Colin meets Lindsay, who shows him all the things life has to offer outside of textbooks and classrooms. Witty,sharp-tonged and sarcastic, Lindsay brings out the side of Colin he hasn’t experienced before. As Lindsay slowly drags Colin away from the thoughts of K-19 (the latest Katherine who tore Colin’s heart into tiny little shreds) , Colin begins to see the light of a whole different world – with Lindsay in it.
I enjoyed this book immensely- light and funny, yet ties in the realistic mind of a teenage boy (well more accurately, a prodigy) with relatable thoughts and actions. I had especially loved how Hassan acted! Even as a supporting character, Hassan never fails to leave an impression on the reader. A true friend indeed, as Hassan supports Colin whole-heartedly with crazy inside jokes humorous remarks, you can’t help but notice his loyal and caring perspective towards Colin.
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