Sunday, September 30, 2007

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

I adored this book. This may well be my favorite book I've read so far this year. I had a great review in my head last night, but I must have been half asleep because I can't remember squat now.

Colin Singleton was a child prodigy. Now, having just graduated from high school, he realizes he's just a kid who remembers things really well and to be remembered he needs to do something great. So he sets out to devise a theorem that can predict how a relationship will turn out based on the propensity for being dumped versus being a dumper and other factors. He has lots of experience, having been dumped so far by 19 girls named Katherine.

An unlikely cast: Colin, the child prodigy; Hassan, his Muslim best friend; Lindsay Lee Wells, a teenage girl from Gutshot, TN; and a gaggle of backwoods Tennessee characters.

This book is so incredibly sweet, and absolutely hilarious. Read it!


cornbread hell said...

i'll be working at the library today and will look forward to finding and reading this book during lunch. it sounds hilarious. thanks.

Somer said...

Let me know what you thought!

cornbread hell said...

oh, i love that book.
i think i'll even blog post about it in the next day or so.

can you explain the YA designation? i'm just not familiar with it (the YA label) as a genre. who decides? (i'm guessing the publisher?)