Summary Of The Book 'An Abundance Of Katherines'

Good Essays
Amy Tanushi
8/18/16

Summer Reading Response
In the book “An Abundance Of Katherines" by John Green I found that the most intriguing character was Lindsey Lee Wells. In the book Colin Singleton had only dated girls named Katherine and he had dated nineteen of them. Colin is the main character of the book and he is a prodigy. A prodigy is a person, especially a young one, endowed with exceptional qualities or abilities. At the beginning of the story colin breaks up with his nineteenth Katherine and, is very heartbroken. Since he is so heartbroken his best friend Hassan has a idea that they should go on a road trip. During the road trip Colin and Hassan make a stop in a town called Gutshot, Texas. They go inside of a general store that Lindsey worked at. After meeting Lindsey and talking with her a while Colin and Hassan decide that they would stay in Gutshot for a while. They stay in Gutshot because they
…show more content…
I found that throughout the book she had many sides to her. Since Colin and Hassan had gotten jobs in Gutshot they stayed with Lindsey an her mother Hollis. Colin, Hassan and Lindsey were assigned a job by Lindsey’s mom to go interview the Senior Citizens of the town referred to as the “oldsters.” Colin had mentioned that while interviewing the oldsters that Lindsey had a Southern accent around them and that she acted different. In the book Lindsey also acted different around her friends and boyfriend who was also named Colin. Around Colin and Hassan she was was a very nice and sweet person. But around her friends she acted very rebellious. For example Colin, Hassan and Lindsey were assigned a job and Lindsey decided to blow it off to go hand out with her boyfriend Colin. But Lindsey later breaks up with her boyfriend because he cheats on her with her best friend Katrina. I found that she was very interesting because I got to see the different sides of

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    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…

    • 536 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Sierra Moore Journal 1 An Abundance of Katherines Page 163 (+444 from It’s Kind of a Funny Story) Typically cross-country-roadtrips are perceived as a side effect of adolescent impulsiveness, but not in Colin’s case. In An Abundance of Katherines, the main character, Colin, was a child prodigy. As he grows, and continues in college, he struggles to maintain that status. After a rough breakup, he is convinced by his friend Hassan, to go on a sojourn over the summer. Over the course of their journey…

    • 945 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    The title of this novel perfectly resembles it because there are a lot of Katherines talked about, Colin has trouble with Katherines, but there could also be a different title fit for this book. In this novel it talks about how one of the characters named Colin had dated nineteen girls named Katherine and that they all broke up with him. After the nineteenth one broke his heart he locked himself away in his room and didn’t want to come out. His parents came in to talk to him but he didn’t really…

    • 282 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    “What matters to you defines your mattering.” (Green 212). The book An Abundance of Katherines by John Green is about a roadtrip that lands a heartbroken genius and his muslim best friend in the town of Gutshot, Tennessee. Once lured by the road signs advertising the body of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, these two boys meet their tour-guide and soon-to-be roommate for the summer. When these three unlikely friends strive to find their purpose in life, they come to realize that the secret to finding…

    • 1186 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    An Abundance of Katherines In Relation with the Young Adult Fiction Genre Young adult fiction is a quickly developing genre of literature. The genre is typically marketed towards adolescents and young adults, however, it is enjoyed by a wide variety of people, including adults trying to experience youth again. Young adult fiction, also known as young adult literature, is written in a teenage language and writing style so the marketed readers can thoroughly understand it. The storyline is often full…

    • 928 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    The book titled "An Abundance of Katherines" by John Green is a story about a washed up child prodigy named Colin Singleton who is distraught by the 19 breakups of his girlfriends in his life strangely all named Katherines. He then travels with his Muslim friend away from the bustling city and into the rural areas of Tennessee to escape the pain from his recent breakup as well recover from it until he felt better enough to go back to the way it supposed to be. As he recovered, he worked on a theorem…

    • 199 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    An Abundance of Katherines is a fiction teen novel written by John Green. The novel is written from the perspective of Colin Singleton, a child prodigy, dumpee, and recent high school graduate. To overcome Colins most recent heartbreak over his girlfriend Katherine (number nineteen on the list of girls he has dated named Katherine), his best friend Hassan suggests a road trip, the destination however is unknown. After a little convincing, their parents decide to let them go on the trip. The boys…

    • 157 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    to read this book for the reason that this is the type of book where readers can learn a lot about many things, which I find interesting. Another thing that caught my interest to read the book was the character of the story. An abundance of Katherines is a book written by the award- winning author John Green. This work of the famous author consists 19 chapters and 215 pages of a knowledge-filled story. Colin Singleton is a child prodigy who is somehow attached to girls named Katherine. When it comes…

    • 285 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    An Abundance of Katherines speaks to a group of kids who just can’t seem to get it right. The main character, Colin Singleton, is exactly what I look for in a main character in a book. He’s a child prodigy with an IQ over 200, his entire life he has been expected to excel in all things academic. Most of his life he has been told to be good at things since he was about three, so he went to a special school and made no friends, except maybe his private tutor who could keep up with him intellectually…

    • 863 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Name: bob joe English 11: Period 1 October 5th, 2012 The search for you innerself In the novel An Abundance of Katherines by John Green we find how the need for social acceptance may often alter ones true identity. Everyone may have different personalities in different situations. Most people can actually forget there true self because of all their other personalities. It really all depends on the social group they'd like to belong to. I myself can connect to Lindsey in real life. Just…

    • 861 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays