#Friday56 & #BookBeginnings: An Abundance of Katherines


The morning after noted child prodigy Colin Singleton graduated from high school and got dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, he took a bath.
- p. 1

For Friday 56:  
"So," she said. "You're a genius?"
"I'm a washed-up child prodigy," Colin said.
- p. 56

Synopsis of An Abundance of Katherines by John Green: When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy–loving best friend riding shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.

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I  know everyone knows about Green's hugely popular The Fault in Our Stars, with movie to boot. But my first - and by far the best John Green was this one. Ok, I'm biased. I've only read two books by Green by I liked this one far better because it's witty, non-sappy, and just plain funny. Check out my review here and see why I can only smile when I hear "Dingleberries." (or not)

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