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An Abundance of Katherines  - John Green

An Abundance of Katherines


Published: 11th June 2009
For Ages: 11+ years old
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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 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.

About the Author

John Green is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers, one of the most popular online video projects in the world. John lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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Oh so many Katherines!


from Melbourne, AU

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Verified Buyer


  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about An Abundance of Katherines:

    John Green always writes interesting and meaningful books and this is definitely one of them. I recommend everyone give it a go.

    Service and delivery comments:

    As always Booktopia delivered quickly and the book was in great condition. I will never buy books elsewhere again.

    Comment on this review

    An ALA Best Book for Young AdultsA "Horn Book "Fanfare Best Book of the YearA "Booklist "Editors ChoiceA "Kirkus "Best Book of the Year "Fully fun, challengingly complex and entirely entertaining." "Kirkus," starred review Laugh-out-loud funny a coming-of-age American road trip that is at once a satire of and tribute to its many celebrated predecessors. "Horn Book," starred review Imagine an operating room at the start of a daring but well-rehearsed procedure and you will have something of the atmosphere of An Abundance of Katherines: every detail considered, the action unrolling with grace and inevitability. --"New York Times Book Review" Funny, sweet, and unpredictable. "The Minneapolis Star Tribune" The laugh-out-loud humor ranges from delightfully sophomoric to subtly intellectual. "Booklist," starred review"

    John Green

    John Green is an American writer of young adult fiction and a YouTube vlogger and educator.

    He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, and reached number one on a New York Times Best Seller list with The Fault in Our Stars in January 2012

    Visit John Green 's Booktopia Author Page

    ISBN: 9780142410707
    ISBN-10: 0142410705
    Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
    For Ages: 11+ years old
    For Grades: 7+
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 264
    Published: 11th June 2009
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.2  x 2.0
    Weight (kg): 0.27