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.


  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.

  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.

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

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

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

  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.

  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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