An Abundance of Catherines by John Green

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By John Green

From the number 1 bestselling writer of The Fault in Our Stars

Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles instances booklet Prize Finalist

When it involves relationships, Colin Singleton’s kind is women named Katherine. And by way of ladies named Katherine, Colin is usually getting dumped. Nineteen instances, to be unique. On a street journey miles from domestic, this anagram-happy, washed-up baby prodigy has 10000 cash in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his path, and an obese, pass judgement on Judy–loving ally using shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a undertaking to turn out the theory of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will are expecting the way forward for any dating, avenge Dumpees in every single place, and at last win him the woman. Love, friendship, and a lifeless Austro-Hungarian archduke upload as much as impressive and heart-changing conclusions during this ingeniously layered comedian novel approximately reinventing oneself.

 

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An Abundance of Catherines

From the number one bestselling writer of The Fault in Our StarsMichael L. Printz Honor BookLos Angeles occasions booklet Prize FinalistWhen it involves relationships, Colin Singleton’s sort is women named Katherine. And in terms of women named Katherine, Colin is often getting dumped. Nineteen instances, to be detailed.

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He had waited so long for his breakthrough, despaired so many times, and he just wanted to be alone for a little while with a pencil and some paper and a calculator and no talking. In the car would work. Colin tugged softly on Hassan’s shirt and gave him a meaningful look. “I just need some Gatorade,” Hassan responded. ” “I’ll need to open up the store for ya, then,” Lindsey said. She turned to TOC. ” The gooey softness of her voice reminded Colin of K-19. “I would,” TOC said, “’cept Hollis is sitting out on the steps.

What the hell was that? Chew. Chew. Chew. And again. Fug. Is that a bone? “Ow,” he said softly. “Birdshot,” Lindsey told him. ” “Birdshot,” Hollis agreed. ” Colin asked, spitting out a tiny metal pellet. ” Lindsey smiled. “Nope. ” And so it was that Colin dined that evening primarily on rice and green beans. After everyone had finished, Hollis asked, “So how did it feel to win KranialKidz? ” “I felt really bad about the other kid losing. She was really nice. ” “I was happy enough for the both of us,” said Hassan.

Her private habit. ” 36 The End (of the Beginning) After their first kiss, Colin and Katherine I sat in silence for perhaps two minutes. Katherine watched Colin carefully, and he tried to continue translating Ovid. But he found himself with an unprecedented problem. Colin couldn’t focus. He kept glancing up at her. Her big blue eyes, too big for her young face really, stared unceasingly at him. He figured he was in love. Finally, she spoke. “Colin,” she said. ” At the time, of course, Colin did not fully understand the significance of the moment.

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