An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Genre: Young Adult - contemporary
Rating: 4 stars

Review: John Green's one of those writers that you either really, really love, or you just don't get. I've discovered, after reading two of his books - and currently reading another one - that I'm most definitely one of those who simply love his writing style. It's certainly not for everyone, as it is quite different and unique. I enjoy it, and fortunately for me, that unique writing style was apparent in this book.

I found it smart, witty, and fresh. This made the character's voice really come through, which makes him sound unpretentious to me. And speaking of the character/s, I'm happy to say that they also came to life. They seemed like actual people to me - almost like they were just my friends that I talk to or hang out with everyday. They were likable and unlikable characters at the same time, which ultimately makes them believable.

If you are looking for a John Green book to start with, I'd still highly recommend Looking for Alaska first (I haven't read the rest, but will do so soon) before this one. Would I recommend this book exactly? Like I mentioned, it's an either you like it or you don't situation. Personally I thought An Abundance of Katherines was a fun and smart read. It didn't bore me, and I was thoroughly entertained. I also was able to take a couple of great quotes from here, which is always a good thing, and to be honest, have actually learned a thing or two from them. I'd say that's totally 4-star material right there.


10 comments:

  1. I love John Greene books! His writing is always witty and clever and that's a major part of a good book to me. Plus his plots aren't typical. I'm not saying they're outstanding, but you're not going to find a book that can be remade with a somewhat different setting and somewhat different characters.

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  2. I liked this one but my favorite is Paper Towns. I am still awaiting his new one to come in the mail. He got to get finished with the signing of them.

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  3. I've never read John Greene I'll have to look into him further.

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  4. I loved this book. Looking for Alaska is definitely up there on my long to-read list.

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  5. Sounds like a good one. I've never read John Greene. Thanks for the recommendation :)

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  6. I loved Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and I really want to get Abundance. It's funny but the title alone makes me remember a girl I knew 15 years ago who had dated 6 guys all named Jason, and married the last one of them. I found that a bizarre festish. She blamed it simply on name trends in the 1970s, but I've never dated a Jason and I've dated many, many more men than her! I think she absolutely must have been going out of her way, subconsciously.

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  7. You HAVE to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson if you haven't already. It was simply amazing and of course John Green wrote part of it :)

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