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An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines

by John Green

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 $10,000 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 his 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 comic novel about reinventing oneself.

Ages
14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 9 - 12
Grade Level Equivalent
5.6
Lexile Measure
890L
Guided Reading
NR
Publisher
Dutton Books
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
227
Genre
Comedy and Humor, Realistic Fiction

About the Author

John Green John Green attended a boarding school not unlike Alaska's Culver Creek. After graduating from college in 2000, he worked as a chaplain at a children's hospital. John's experiences with patients and their families during intense crises solidified his desire to write for teens about the challenge of confronting loss.

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