An Abundance of Catherines by John Green

By John Green

From the number one bestselling writer of The Fault in Our Stars

Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles instances ebook Prize Finalist

When it involves relationships, Colin Singleton’s variety is women named Katherine. And in terms of ladies named Katherine, Colin is usually getting dumped. Nineteen instances, to be distinctive. On a highway journey miles from domestic, this anagram-happy, washed-up baby prodigy has 10000 funds in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his path, and an obese, pass judgement on Judy–loving ally using shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a undertaking to turn out the concept of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will are expecting the way forward for any courting, avenge Dumpees all over the place, and at last win him the lady. Love, friendship, and a lifeless Austro-Hungarian archduke upload as much as mind-blowing and heart-changing conclusions during this ingeniously layered comedian novel approximately reinventing oneself.

 

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The Arabic seemed to render everyone uncomfortable or something, because no one talked for a few minutes except Hassan, who kept saying that the quail (it was quail, not tiny chicken) was excellent. And it was good, Colin supposed, if you happened to enjoy searching through an endless labyrinth of bones and cartilage for the occasional sliver of meat. He hunted around with his fork and knife for the edible parts and finally located one entire bite of meat. He chewed slowly so as to relish 32 it, chewing and chewing and ouch.

Hollis shouted. ” Colin, flushed for a moment with a feeling of famousness, thought about it. ” Hollis stepped forward and examined his bandage. She smiled, and with one hand reached up for his Jew-fro and mussed his hair like she was his aunt and he was a seven-year-old who’d just done something exceedingly cute. ” Hassan clapped his hands together. ” Lindsey rolled her eyes and walked slowly out from behind the register. “You drive with Colin in case he gets lost,” Hollis told Lindsey. ” “I’m not a terrorist,” Hassan said by way of answering.

I found ’em,” Hassan said, and awkwardly tried to place the glasses on Colin’s face. But it’s hard to put glasses on someone else’s head, and finally Colin reached up and nudged them up the bridge of his own nose, and he could see. “Eureka,” he said softly. Katherine XIX: The End (of the End) She dumped him on the eighth day of the twelfth month, just twenty-two days shy of their one-year anniversary. They’d both graduated that morning, although from different schools, so Colin’s and Katherine’s parents, who were old friends, took them out to a celebratory lunch.

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