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An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines

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From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

Katherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type happens to be 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.

Author: John Green
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Published: 09/21/2006
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.97lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.34w x 0.84d
ISBN: 9780525476887
Age Range: 14-17

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.6
Point Value: 10
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 108588 / Abundance of Katherines

Award: Iowa High School Book Award - Nominee
Award: Tayshas Reading - Commended
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award - Nominee
Award: Grand Canyon Reader Award - Nominee
Award: Volunteer State Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Delaware Diamonds Award - Nominee
Award: Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Michael L. Printz Award - Honor Book
Award: L.A. Times Book Prize - Finalist

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Review - Children 08/15/2006 pg. 841
Booklist 08/01/2006 pg. 75
School Library Journal 09/01/2006 pg. 206
Publishers Weekly 09/04/2006 pg. 69
Kliatt 09/01/2006 pg. 12
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2006 pg. 583
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2006 pg. 69 - Recommended
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2006 pg. 328 - Recommended - Better Than Most
Kirkus Best Children's Books 12/01/2006 pg. 8
New York Times 11/12/2006 pg. 40
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2007 pg. 12
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2007 pg. 92 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
ALA Best Books Young Adults 01/01/2007 pg. 1

About the Author
John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. John was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (, one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr ( or visit him online at

John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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