Wednesday, June 18, 2014

An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of KatherinesAn Abundance of Katherines by John Green
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I bought An Abundance of Katherines simply because John Green wrote it. I would gladly read anything John Green has to write simply because he describes the world in a way that my linear brain simply cannot do on its own. Green also manages still to capture teenagers as the complicated, dramatic, intelligent, hilarious, petty, etc. creatures that they are. They are not stock characters in Green's novels - they are seem to be living, breathing kids that could populate any one of my classes.

Katherines is not my favorite of Green's books, but I would still recommend it as a good summer read. The one liners are classic, and the subtle details fantastic. The main character, Colin, seems to me like he's on the spectrum, so he can get frustrating, but his best friend, Hassan, makes it all worthwhile and the girl they meet along their road trip is the one I most identified with.  I'm glad to have read another one of Green's stories - he always manages to take me somewhere I haven't been before.

Happy Reading!

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