Of course, an abundance of katherines does have the inimitable john green dry humour and wit but it deals less with health woes and more with the woes of being a teenage boy dealing with heartbreak. With his brother, hank, john is one half of the vlogbrothers, one of the most popular online video projects in the world. Katherine v thought boys were grosskatherine x just. Texas school district bans john green, 6 other authors the. But it had its adult parts such as language hell, st, dn, bd, and asit also had sex in it like references to man boobs and a girl taking off her shirt and colin referring to that his other girlfriends had black bras and blue bras but lindseys was purple. See more ideas about an abundance of katherines, john green books and john green. Of course, an abundance of katherines does have the inimitable john green dry humour and wit but it deals less with health woes and more with the. Texas school district bans john green, 6 other authors. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 229 pages and is available in hardcover format. An abundance of katherines by john green, paperback.
The book said that many important discoveries contained a eureka moment. You can buy an abundance of katherines from your favorite retailer via the penguin portal. An abundance of katherines characters will help you with any book or any question. An abundance of katherines quotes showing 3160 of 552 im what i need to be at any moment to stay above the ground but below the radar. Pdf an abundance of katherines book by john green free. The main characters of this young adult, contemporary story are colin singleton, lindsey lee wells. An abundance of katherines by john green is a laugh out loud page turner that never had a dull moment. An abundance of katherines quotes by john greenpage 2 of 19. This book was so good that i finished it in less than a day. An abundance of katherines is the story of colin singleton, former child prodigy who loves anagrams and has been dumped 19 times by girls called katherines. Anyway, coming back to an abundance of katherines, the book is funny, sweet and a pleasant read. What are the internal and external conflicts in an. The story is well told, and doesnt leave any hanging pieces like paper towns. An abundance of katherines is a novel by awardwinning author john green.
He is in a state of depression after a girlfriend dumps him. Apr 04, 2016 an abundance of katherines is a 2007 michael l. The story is about colin singleton, a high school graduate who is a child prodigy and has dated 19 girls named katherine. In fact, there is an entire appendix in the book for the math nerds out there.
Sep, 2014 an abundance of katherines by john green is based around colin. Printz award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary. The two main characters are colin and hassan, both very awkward highschool boys. Apr 12, 2017 and he was feeling notunique in the very best possible way. Jun 26, 2017 anyway, coming back to an abundance of katherines, the book is funny, sweet and a pleasant read. An abundance of katherines chapters 9 and 10 summary. An abundance of katherines is a work of fiction that includes many mathematical terms and academic language.
Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Mar 19, 2014 an abundance of katherines is an extremely interesting book that highlights many problems and issues that face teenagers today mia, kechgreaders wed 19 mar 2014 11. Printz award, and i wont be surprised if this book is nominated, as well. Takes place in modern times could actually happen august 4th, 1977 kenyon college brotherhood 2. An abundance of katherines john green you will feel smarter reading this book, with its footnotes and child prodigy, and you will feel good about that, and you will laugh along the way. If you are looking for a similar read then you have picked up the wrong book. Theres strong language including st, ass, damn, bastard and various euphemisms for the male. Jan 18, 2010 the book smugglers blog archive smugglivus 2010 feats of strength. Abundance of katherines is a novel that seems to live in the shadow of the later john green best seller, the fault in our stars, however, this underdog was a 2007 michael l.
He was dumped nineteen times and all the girls were named. An abundance of katherines paperback october 16, 2008. In this novel, colin singleton is a prodigy and genius who just graduated from high school. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our pro connect email alert. John green author this study guide consists of approximately 24 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of an abundance of katherines. Title of a book, article or other published item this will display to the public.
For me, one of the great things about this book is the friendship between colin and hassan. Theres strong language including st, ass, damn, bastard and various euphemisms for the male organ and references to sex, orgasms, and oral sex. Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named katherine. Okay, maybe a little but that was more like snortinginmildamusement tha 2. Hassan says that he is applying for two college classes, which colin has been trying to convince him to do throughout the book. Quite a few people pointed me towards john greens books. John was selected by time magazine as one of the 100 most.
Colin begins to develop a theorem, the theorem of underlying katherine predictability which he. I chose this as the theme of the story because colin made it his destiny to only date katherines, and his parents wanted him to make the most he can out of being an intelligent child. And even then, colin very much wanted to have some important discoveries, so he asked his mom about it. Oct 16, 2008 i loved an abundance of katherines, even more than mr.
An abundance of katherines is a young adult novel by john green. An abundance of katherines 2006 is written from the perspective of the novels main character, colin singleton, child prodigy and recent high school graduate. Were dating the guy or gal of our dreams when suddenly, out of nowhere, we get dumped, leaving us heartbroken, angry, confused, and totally lonely. Released in 2006, it was a finalist for the michael l. An abundance of katherines by john green, paperback barnes. I loved an abundance of katherines, even more than mr. An abundance of katherines by john green scholastic. It was also named one of the books of the year by booklist, horn book, and kirkus.
Green says he wrote an abundance of katherines while he was still working at booklist, but adds, it was really created after i left. Colin singleton is a 17yearold recent high school graduate. Another subject this book expanded my knowledge of was math. I enjoyed reading through an abundance of katherines by john green. The new languages and words are something i may never have heard of, read, or learned if i hadnt read an abundance of katherines. Alexies autobiographical novel won the national book award. However, with the help of lindsey, hassan, and gutshot, colin was able to see what he should do, which is what makes him happy, even if its not what other people. The side kick in an abundance of katherines is hassan harbish, an overweight and lebanese muslim. He dates 19 different katherines, and it makes his life seem like its stuck on replay. An abundance of katherines is a young adult novel by john green, author of the fault in our stars.
The only sentence that begins with i thats true of me is im full of shit. An abundance of katherines by john green is based around colin. With the footnotes and the appendix that is at the end of the novel, green gives his readers a way of attempting to achieve precision and clarity of the story in. There are translations in this book in german, arabic, greek, french, quran, spanish, italian, russian, latin, as well as others. When colin told lindsey the stories of all his exgirlfriends. Nothing left to lose matt kearny near the end of the book, colin and lindsey become closer friends. An abundance of katherines is an extremely interesting book that highlights many problems and issues that face teenagers today mia, kechgreaders wed 19 mar 2014 11. In this book, i really liked how colins first intentions for going on a road trip was for him to find his eureka moment which would prove to people. Its up to you to choose your future, nothings written in stone. English book report for john greens an abundance of katherines. He is a social outcast as well, colin being his only friend, but is. This song could be played during he many times colin talked about all the different kathrines to hassan. An abundance of katherines is a hilarious book but it did not make me laugh. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics.
During that revision green estimates 80 percent of the words changed over several additional drafts the novel assumed its final, unusual shape. Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life. Free download or read online an abundance of katherines pdf epub book. Dreams, hopes, and plans do you dream of a world full of pillows in which you can lie around eating doritos and listening to drone music all day. Printz award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. Lets set the scene the last john green book i had read was looking for alaska, which. Printz award the novel includes an appendix by daniel biss, a close friend of green, that explains some of the more complex equations used by the main character, colin singleton.
If you like an abundance of katherines you might like similar books paper towns, will grayson, will grayson, every day, looking for alaska, thirteen reasons why. It takes place in a run down town in tennessee called gutshot. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of an abundance of katherines by john green. He is a social outcast as well, colin being his only friend, but is a very good friend to colin. And when it comes to girls named katherine, colin is always getting dumped. An abundance of katherines by john green, flagged for sexual situations. Throughout the book, he is portrayed as very lazy because he loves to watch judge judy and is not planning on going to college. Thea reads an abundance of katherines by john green january 6, 2011 at 12. An abundance of katherines by john green goodreads. His many accolades include the printz medal, a printz honor, and the edgar award. The first edition of the novel was published in 2006, and was written by john green. Parents need to know that an abundance of katherines is a quirky novel by john green the fault in our stars about teen boys who take a road trip to tennessee, where they get jobs recording the locals oral histories in the town of gutshot. This isnt the first time this has happened to our main man colin.
The story is about colin singleton, a high school graduate who is a child. Our summaries and analyses are written by experts, and your questions are answered by real teachers. John green is the awardwinning, new york timesbestselling author of the fault in our stars, whose many accolades include the printz medal, a printz honor and the edgar award. Colin begins to develop a theorem, the theorem of underlying katherine predictability which he hopes will predict the future relationships he may have. Youngadult fiction an abundance of katherines is a 2007 michael l. Colin was just dumped by his nineteenth girlfriend in a row and all of his girlfriends have the name of katherine all spelled the same way. An abundance of katherines is a young adult novel by john. Dreams, hopes, and plans do you dream of a world full of pillows in which you can lie around eating. First off praise john green he is an amazing author for young adult only. Greens young adult novels have garnered a printz and an.834 397 659 1252 1558 1042 753 647 1394 214 227 209 299 1395 394 1574 411 601 1036 239 526 511 259 603 974 234 726 1052 1212 338 198 1290 946 1220 907 853 25 872 823 1118 298 1471 740