Monday, July 2, 2012

Book #22: An Abundance of Katherines

So, yesterday I told you that I was reading book number 23. But I had finished book number 22 that morning, and I decided that I would tell you what I thought about it.
I love John Green. I read his most recent book, The Fault in Our Stars in February, and I thought it was amazing, so I read Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska a couple weeks ago. They were amazing too.
An Abundance of Katherines is about a boy named Colin who gets dumped 19 times. All by girls named Katherine. So Colin and his best friend, Hassan, go on a road trip and end up in this one town called Gutshot, and it's about their adventures and Colin wondering why he got dumped by Katherine number 19.
I finished An Abundance of Katherines, and I have to say that I enjoyed it. It wasn't my favorite John Green book(my favorite of his is Paper Towns-book number 17), but it was a lot better than Great Expectations, which I have read twice, and I have to read it again for summer reading this year(Ha! That's not happening). I'm sure I'll write about my readings of Charles Dickens in the future. But back to the topic at hand! I think I like John Green better when he's writing in first person. I don't know why, it just sounds better to me. And I was so used to him writing in first person, that I would get lost when there was a sentence like "Colin found himself thinking" or something similar. But one thing that I did thuroughly enjoy was the footnotes. They just made me laugh, and I love laughing when I'm reading. It's always a sign of a good book.
Overall, I would give An Abundance of Katherines between a four and a four and a half. And now I'm working on book number 23-Uprising by Margaret P. Haddix.


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  2. Oh dear gods Great Expectations! I can't believe we have to read that again!! Though, I'm glad I didn't have to read it last year like you could have come to WT last year and not had to though...But anyway, onto the main point of the comment: you say I don't have a life, and all I do is watch Netflix (which is mostly true, though I do read sometimes, mostly Carl Sagan, because though this may be surprising to you, I CAN read!), but I could say the same about you and reading books, as that seems to be all you do...