where our team of writers love to talk all things books, sharing reviews, features, lists, interviews and more.

Getting lost in a book is escapism at it's finest and it's what everyone who contributes here thrives on.


An Abundance of Katherines | John Green | Review

His single consolation was that one day, he would matter.

Colin Singleton - child prodigy - only likes one type of girl. Girls who are named Katherine. Not Kitty or Catherine or Cat or Rhynn. K-A-T-H-E-R-I-N-E. Colin may like Katherines but you could say that Katherines don't necessarily like Colin back. After being dumped for the nineteenth time by a Katherine, Colin's heart is broken and he wonders if he is ever going to fall in love again. With his best friend Hassan, Colin swiftly finds himself behind the wheel of his own car embarking on an amazing road trip, miles from home. All the while, Colin is on a mission to formularise his past relationships which will help him to predict his future ones. Who will he meet on his travels? What adventures await him? And will Colin finally meet the girl of his dreams?

As a Nerdfighter, I was more than excited to read An Abundance of Katherines. I was not disappointed. John Green has again written a brilliant adventure which leaves you so captivated that you really can't put the book down until there are no more words to read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book as John Green is one of my favourite authors. I think it's because his writing style is so unique and brilliant. Also, he always injects little bursts of humour which makes you laugh out loud. I love the characters as well, it is so hard not to want different characters as one of your friends. I don't know how many quotes I took down from this book, but it was a lot. Not only does he tell you a story, it's like he's reflecting on things that we as humans think and see all the time which makes the story relatable to the person reading it.

All that being said, I did have a small problem with this book. A teeny, tiny, itsy bitsy problem. The only problem I had personally was the maths. The book is about finding a formula to predict how long a relationship with someone lasts. Now I like maths, and I remember doing algebra in school. But I don't remember learning advanced formulae for my exams. So it was a little bit hard to follow, I must admit. But that I swear, is the only thing I found wrong with it.

Overall I will give this book four and a half out of five! It was brilliant. I recommend to anybody who loves Young Adult. I recommend it to everyone really. I think John Green is going to be one of the names which will still be used in many generations to come. His books are timeless and amazing and if this is the first time you have ever heard of John Green, then I seriously suggest you go and pick up one of his books right now! They also make great Christmas presents, speaking from experience so treat someone or yourself with a John Green book. I guarantee you won't regret it.

This review was written by regular reviewer Lucy. Get to know her here!
Photo from Goodreads

1 comment

  1. Great review Lucy! I think the math is what took me so long to read this book, needless to say I skipped the mini-epilogue where John tries to explain the whole relationship curve =S
    Other than that, another great book from John Green!


© Blogger's Bookshelf • Theme by Maira G.