“My 2nd John Green book. The man appears to have a magic way with storytelling & dialogue for the YA audience that is ageless and with great appeal to all those who are merely YA of heart.
I have to confess that Hassan is my favorite. I also have a lot of love for Hollis.
Normally I avoid discussing anything that might be a spoiler but I want to acknowledge one of the things I liked about this book.
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Unless I missed it in the story, its never declared whether or not Colin has Aspergers. I just finished reading a celebrated book whose main character has it so I'm particularly predisposed to seeing the signs of it in Colin's narrative.
What I like though is that the reader is left to think about it themselves as I did. Whether he is or isn't, he has to find his way through life like the rest of us and Green helps him captivate you and draw you in even though Colin has yet to learn the art of telling a story. ”
“Not my favorite John Green book - tried to be too quirky without enough substance in the characters.”karen soanes wrote this review Friday, June 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Sorry John Green, but this was not my favorite. I liked the way it was written, but I didn't really like the concept of the book. ”Emily Putman wrote this review Thursday, June 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not as good as the other books by him but it grew on me by the end :)”Natalie T wrote this review Tuesday, June 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“author of fault in our stars”beth wrote this review Tuesday, June 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Finished this a while ago, another quick read by John Green. I thoroughly enjoyed this book but I will say that it is definitely not as good as Looking For Alaska. I'm looking forward to reading all of his books this summer, but I have taken a break seeing as I don't really have much money to spend on them at the moment. I know, I know, use the library. The problem with that is that I'm quite the bibliomaniac (look it up) and I collect them. It's just a little problem I have. But anyways! I think the main reason I enjoyed An Abundance Of Katherines is because I learned some things. Many things actually. I love books that simultaneously have a good plot, and also teach you things you didn't know. I love it. Just some random facts here and there. I would recommend this book for people just looking for something fun to read over the summer. ”Margot wrote this review Sunday, June 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It wasn't as good as Mr. Green's other books, but still worth reading.”Miss Slade wrote this review Friday, June 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Oh John Green, how I love you! This quirky story is about a guy named Colin, who is/was a child prodigy that once appeared on a game show. He has dated and has been dumped by 19 girls named Katherine. He and his best friend Hassan go on a road trip and end up in Tennessee. There he meets a girl named Lindsay and together they work on his theorem for predicting how relationships will play out over time. (Seriously, there is a whole appendix at the back by a mathematician who explains how Colin's formula works!) Even though this story is about Colin, it's Hassan who steals the show. Snappy dialogue, great characters. Very different from Looking for Alaska, but a good different. ”Susie P wrote this review Thursday, June 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Clever writing and interesting (if bizarre) characters make this a book I can recommend to anyone who enjoys coming-of-age novels. The focus on the "dumper" and the "dumpee" is unique, I think. The treatment of the outcast is less so.”JoAnn Augustine wrote this review Wednesday, June 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“First off. I'll say I liked "Paper Towns" better. Now that's out of the way, I still really liked this book. I felt like this book was very relate-able. The main character, at the start of the book, has similar, teenage summer blues. He reminds me of how I felt at the beginning of the first summer I had after graduating high school myself. He is a very down-in-the-dumps teen who isn't totally sure about a lot of things. Colin (the Main character) honestly, reminds me a lot about a friend of mine. Colin was once a child prodigy who feels washed up. So, ends up being dragged to go on a road trip with his best friend, who seems a lot like a witty-right hand smart-alike friend. I was surprised I got though the book as quickly as I did, but, considering I went on a trip to Cedar Point, getting though the book was much easier. Overall, I really did enjoy the book, it was a very realistic and witty/clever story that has a (while rather predictable) cute ending. ”Ariel L wrote this review Friday, June 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No