Friday, June 27, 2008

Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

BOOK: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
GENRE: YA Romance

Having read
John Green's "other" book (the controversial Looking for Alaska) and having gotten myself addicted to his YouTube vlogs, I was majorly curious to see what I thought of this second book of his. (Soon he'll have a third book out too, Paper Towns.)

I'm happy to report that I liked it! I really, really liked it! And that's despite the language. Oh, John, why the language? Well, sometimes I could see the point. Other times, not so much. BUT... I did love the characters. I loved the premise. (A majorly smart kid, a prodigy even, gets dumped by his 19th Katherine. He feels sad, his friend takes him on a ride, they meet some interesting people, they learn about themselves.) I loved the cleverness, and uniqueness that I'm thinking is a John Green trait. I loved the lessons learned... the "moral of the story." (The main one being, at least what I got from it anyway, we matter because of our stories, so tell your story.)

In the end, I liked it much better than Looking for Alaska. But that's just me. For those of you who have read both, which one was your favorite?

Looking forward to the next book.


  1. This sounds like a great book...I may have to pick up both of them...dare I ask what his language is like...too many curse words?

  2. Yeah, lots of curse words. In Abundance, the kids use a "fake" F-word, which made it more bearable to me. I can handle the "bad" words here and there, but when it's constant, I start cringing.

  3. Thanks to you, Suey dear, I read An Abundance of Katherines. I enjoyed it immensely! Started it yesterday after leaving school, did some marginally mommy type things, read some more and then polished it off this morning! Yummy!

    I'm beginning to sense an addiction to John Green's characters and his story-telling. Hassan made me laugh, more than once, right out loud. Now it's my husband's turn to read. Come to think of it, that's how it was with Paper Towns; I convinced my husband to read, and he enjoyed it equally. Love it!



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