REVIEW: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
|An Abundance of Katherines|
by John Green
"You can love someone so much...But you can never love people as much as you can miss them."19 equals the total numbers of girls, named Katherine, Colin had dated. To clear his mind, he decided to go on a summer road trip with his best friend. During the journey, he developed a theorem that could possibly predict an outcome of any relationship.
Let's start by saying, 19 Katherines is a lot of Katherines for a guy to have dated. It started with a girl with an simple name to becoming an infatuation with girls with this particular name.
The author delivered a refreshing story line about a guy, who simply wanted to know if he could mathematically foresee when a person will be dumped or not. A different concept compared to most ya books.
Readers are not spared from math since the author included visual graphs. Yes, math could be found in the least likely place, especially a John Green book. I felt as though I was back in Calculus all over again. This book just got more geeky.
At the same time, I felt as though I was reading an autobiography of a young John Green's love life. Colin and Green seemed to shared similar characteristics.
Mentioning of Colin, who I found to be a cute geek. He fascination with Katherines led him on a journey to see if he could analyzed when a relationship could be over. His character could be redundant at time with his obsessions of creating his formula and Katherines.
Hassan, Colin's best friend, on the other hand, provided some comical relief in the story when it got slow. The story line can get a little dry, especially when Colin continues to work on his formula.
An Abundance of Katherines shared several similarities in terms of characters and general story line to John Green other books. They all have a male protagonist, who goes on a journey to discover himself.
If you are looking for something to read or simply want to read a John Green book, look no farther.
Rating: 2.5 - 3 stars