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An abundance of Katherines

Author: John Green
Publisher: New York, New York : Speak, 2008. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Teen fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Green
ISBN: 9780142412022 0142412023 9780142410707 0142410705 1435249925 9781435249929
OCLC Number: 191925392
Notes: A Junior Library Guild selection.
Includes a preview of Green's Paper towns.
Awards: Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2007.
Description: 227, 22 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Paperback -When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is 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, washedup 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. This title comes from the New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska , John Green. John has a huge online presence through his 1.1 million Twitter followers and YouTube channel Vlogbrothers, which has been viewed over 200 million times and has 660,000 subscribers, making it one of the most successful online channels in history.
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When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.  Read more...

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by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-12-10) Good Permalink

     Colin Singleton must love to get dumped -- 19 girls, all named Katherine have dumped him.  He decides to go on a road trip with his best friend to figure out why he was dumped by Katherines -- he attempts to try to use mathematical theorems to figure out his quest. 

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