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 ... read more
This book follows the life of young Colin, an old child prodigy with a way with anagrams. Throughout the book, he gets dumped by his nineteenth (and also first) Katherine, and goes on a roadtrip with his fat best friend as a way of sorting things out. He tries to figure out mathematical love,... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
This book follows the life of young Colin, an old child prodigy with a way with anagrams. Throughout the book, he gets dumped by his nineteenth (and also first) Katherine, and goes on a roadtrip with his fat best friend as a way of sorting things out. He tries to figure out mathematical love, and in the end, his funny quest comes to a finish by his finding his first Not-A-Katherine.
“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they'll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”Colin Singleton
“But mothers lie. It's in the job description.”Colin Singleton
“Crying adds something: crying is you, plus tears. But the feeling Colin had was some horrible opposite of crying. It was you, minus something. He kept thinking of that one word - forever - and felt the burning ache just beneath his rib cage.”Third Person Limited Narrator
“You can love someone so much ... But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.”Colin Singleton
“How do you just stop being terrified of getting left behind and ending up by yourself forever and not meaning anything to the world?”Colin Singleton
“And the second moral of the story, if a story can have multiple morals, is that Dumpers are not inherently worse than Dumpees--breaking up isn't something that gets done to you; it's something that happens with you.”Colin Singleton
“I don't think your missing pieces ever fit inside you again once they go missing.”Colin Singleton
“one of his general policies in life was never to do anything standing up that could just as easily be done lying down.”
“Prodigies can very quickly learn what other people have already figured out; geniuses discover that which no one has ever previously discovered. Prodigies learn; geniuses do.”
“I can't think of a talent that is more simultaneously impressive and useless than anagramming.”John Green
“How you matter is defined by the things that matter to you. You matter as much as the things that matter to you do.”
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