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An Abundance of Katherines

John Green. John Green. John Green. Say no more.


9780141346090Apparently my local bookstore is as enamoured of young adult fiction author John Green as I am – this was on the new release shelf, but it is hardly new.

Despite my tiny disappointment in not discovering a new John Green, I quickly became interested in this story of Colin, a child prodigy (which differs greatly from a genius, we are told in great detail) who has dated – and apparently been dumped by – nineteen Katherines.

His latest dumping sets him off on a road trip which his obnoxious Muslim friend Hassan and sets him looking to Mathematics for the answers to a broken heart.  If only he could come up with a formula to determine the outcome of a relationship? Perhaps the small town of Gutshot Tennessee, and a girl called Lindsay Lee Wells (i.e. not Katherine) might provide him with some of the answers.

As per usual…

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