“Typical John Green (which is to say very entertaining and full of great dialogue), with just a smidgen of Wes Anderson's 'The Royal Tennenbaums'...and lots of hilarious footnotes.
Colin is a former child prodigy getting over a breakup who is realizing, following his high school graduation, that even though he may be brilliant in certain ways, he may never become a true genius. This doesn't stop him, though, from trying to create a mathematical formula that will predict the length of any romantic relationship, as well as which person will be the one to end it. (He uses his nineteen relationships with girls all named Katherine as the basis for this formula.)”
“ Before all you John Green-loving readers out there stone me, I quickly want to say that I think John Green himself is an amazing person full of great ideas and a great personality. That being said, this book didn't draw me in. I wasn't fully immersed in the book. Yeah, it's a good story, but it didn't have "umph." I wasn't frantically reading the pages and wondering what was going to happen next.
Now, I also wasn't didn't this book or get annoyed with it. It was a good book. I liked it. I just didn't love it. It was ok. If you see to the right, there is a rating scale, where three stars equal "good."
I don't have a lot of reasons as to why this book didn't draw me in. Maybe it just isn't my type of book. Or maybe this story was made for a younger audience. I really don't know—it just didn't suck me in.
However, I liked the characters. Colin was funny and I liked that he had an internal conflict and I liked his personality. I liked Hassan and how he had an "eureka" moment at the end. And I liked Lindsey.
This book wasn't at all bad. I would never say it was horrible or anything below "ok." But in my honest opinion, it wasn't great.
What I did really like were all the hilarious footnotes (plus the fun facts!) and the "math-laden appendix," as John Green calls it.
I won't really go for more John Green books (as of now; who knows in the future), not because I don't like him, but because I don't think his books are for me. I'm fantasy and romance kind of gal, and John Green doesn't really write within that genre. But now I can say that I have read a John Green book—and that I liked it.”
“Although this wasn't my favorite John Green book, I still really liked it. It's about a couple of guys who go on a road trip and end up in a small town in Tennessee. One of the guys, Collin, is a prodigy who has been dumped by 19 Katherines (hence the title of the book) and and is trying to create a formula to predict the future of how long his relationships will last. I love the characters and it's written in a really funny and interesting way (such as footnotes at the bottom of almost every page), plus you learn a ton of interesting facts, such as William Howard Taft getting stuck in his bath tub because he was just too darn fat.”Darcy C wrote this review Tuesday, January 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“John Green, you've done it again. I don't know how you manage to take my breath away with each book you right, but lovely. ”Dancermdm wrote this review Tuesday, January 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Colin has dated 19 girls named Kathrine. While on a road trip with his friend Hassan, Colin is working on perfecting a theorem that would determine how a relationship will go; how long it will last and who will be the "dumper" and the "dumpee." While on the trip Colin finds unexpected love with a girl named Lindsay and his theorem does not follow thought with their relationship. ”Lena S. wrote this review Monday, December 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Kinda predictable but a fun and informative read nonetheless. The footnotes are funny and so was Hassan.”M&m's wrote this review Monday, December 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“3.5 Stars. Better than Looking for Alaska. It had some funny parts and some great quotes, but the footnotes and talk about theorems dragged it down for me. Plus, The Fault in Our Stars is just so good. p.s. I'm not really into the word "deadpanned" that he uses so often...”k_stin wrote this review Monday, December 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“xx hrs - borrowed from dunlap library - When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. He’s also a washed up child prodigy with ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a passion for anagrams, and an overweight, Judge Judy-obsessed best friend. Colin’s on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which will predict the future of all relationships, transform him from a fading prodigy into a true genius, and finally win him the girl. Letting expectations go and allowing love in at the heart of Colin’s hilarious quest to find his missing piece and avenge dumpees everywhere.”Catherine E wrote this review Saturday, December 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cute, and at times laugh out loud funny. Since I read the book electronically, it was hard to get to the superscript references. ”YF wrote this review Saturday, December 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No