An Abundance of Katherines

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Reader reviewed by David Dunkerton

I could definitely see how this book wouldn't appeal to everyone, but I enjoyed the unique writing style. I found the vague references to algebra to be  interesting, and they would probably be especially interesting to teens who are taking algebra, moreso than to most adults who never did anything with algebra since high school. I thought the use of footnotes expanded the story and made it more meaningful and interesting. Another book that does this is Drawing a Blank, or How I Tried to Solve a Mystery, End a Feud, and Land the Girl of My Dreams by Daniel Ehrenhaft.
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coming of age and being dumped
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Reader reviewed by sara

this story follows colin an almost genius but not quite.  he is quite depressed after his breakup with the newest Katherine ( he has gone out with many).  in an effort to cheer him up his best friend takes colin on a road trip.  while there he manages to come to terms with the fact that he isnt getting any smarter and he keeps getting dumped by katherines.  he meets many interesting characters and a small town thats only factory is making tampon strings (colin doesnt know what that is). a good read but not my favorite book.
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An Abundance of laughter
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Reader reviewed by wdebo

Colin Singleton is a child prodigy not a guiness, whose only has one type of girl, that called Katherine. Though he is always dumped by Katherines, 19 times to be exact. After Katherine the 19th his best friend Hassain takes him on a road trip and together Colin tests his theories about the dumper and the dumpee.

This book was interesting. It was comical but it felt like some of the jokes just kept getting repeated so after a while it got monotonous and boring. The charts and graphs were cool at first then got boring and monotonous also. I did enjoy the book, I found it to be ok.
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Quirky characters, not for everyone
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Reader reviewed by Adriana M.

I read this John Green title because of all the good stuff I had read about "Looking for Alaska". It took me a while to get into the story, and although I'm usually a pretty fast reader, it took me about three weeks to get through it. I did end up really liking the main character, but personally I couldn't get into him and his friend leaving town and ending up in such an 'off' place. I guess this is what appeals to reluctant readers and those who want to read something truly unique. Although it wasn't an appropriate title for my own personal taste, I would definitely recommend the book to young adult readers, and I did enjoy the wit, sarcasm, acronyms, and slang terms the characters used, which was way better than using an actual cuss word. Very well written.
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