Summary: An Abundance Of Katherines

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An Abundance of Katherines Relationships are very high maintenance. John Green shows this is can be very true in life by telling a realistic story of Chicago prodigy (and wannabee genius), Colin Singleton who just lost yet another girlfriend named Katherine, the 19th in fact, hence the title An Abundance of Katherines. Colin struggles to be liked by others and notices this is most likely the reason why he has been dumped so many times. Green makes the story interesting by adding lots dry humor and stories about the misfit characters in Colin’s journey to fit in but the story can be very predictable at times. Colin Singleton is the stereotypical self-centered prodigy who doesn’t really fit in with or understand anyone. The only person he kind of understands is his best friend Hassan who tells him what people really want to hear instead of talking about anagrams or when Archduke Franz Ferdinand was killed. To top that off, he can’t seem to have a single girlfriend who really liked him for who he really is. Colin goes on a road trip with Hassan to get away from all the Katherine/girlfriend drama in the city and …show more content…
On the other hand, Green gives a great life lesson in a way that a teen audience can relate to: You should never change who you are to fit in because most people will like you just the way you are. This is something a lot of people have struggled with or are still struggling with and I liked that Green addressed this issue in a humorous but empathetic way since a story with a lesson is easier to read when there is humor. Green also showed that future can be unpredictable by how Colin is constantly trying to create a mathematical theorem to predict a

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