An Abundance Of Katherines
by John Green
This is about Colin Singleton, a child prodigy and a genius, who seems to want to date girls named Katherine. However, each Katherine he has ever dated has dumped him. Heartbroken by being dumped by K-19 (Katherine number 19), his best friend Hassan plans a road trip which will change Colin’s whole outlook on love, relationships, and life.
In this book, I really liked how Colin’s first intentions for going on a road trip was for him to find his ‘Eureka moment’ which would prove to people that he really was a true genius. I loved the plot of this book. Normally, road trips just annoy me – far too clichéd. But, in this book, it really works. A road trip is perfect for Colin, as the ever-changing, exciting and foreign atmosphere is just like him. As the scenery changes, Colin changes as a person.
The friendship of Colin and Hassan is sweet and filled with playful banter.
Although I thought it had a great plot, it would not be very appealing to someone who gets confused with the simplest equations in Mathematics as the novel does include a rather complicated theorem which is to show how long a relationship will last. Luckily if you really wanted you could skip them out, but to me, it makes it more realistic.
Overall I really enjoyed the book because it teaches me several lessons throughout, like, we cannot predict the stability and other such factors of human relationships. They will sustain if we love and nurture it with all that we have got.
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