An Abundance of Katherines is my second John Green novel. SInce I immensely enjoyed The Fault In Our Stars, this novel was recommended to me also. While I liked this novel also, I didn’t feel as strong of an emotional connection to the main characters as I did with The Fault In Our Stars. I did like the characters and I especially liked the friendship between Colin and Hasan but I guess I just didn’t relate to their plight as well.
In the novel, Colin is a child prodigy who isn’t quite reaching his potential and his best friend, Hasan, is a seemingly conservative Muslim. The unlikely friendship of these two boys makes for a fun listen.
Perhaps also I didn’t feel that the story was as believable but only slightly less so. The boys go on a post-graduation road trip and end up staying in a small town for the summer. In that small town, they meet some unique characters and end up figuring out what their lives are about and what they want to do with them.
John Green, who admits freely to being an author of young adult novel because he finds the stories of youths more interesting to write about, does a great job, in my opinion, of reviving the genre from what it has become (a genre filled with ridiculous vampires and fantasy worlds) to a respectable genre about everyday kids dealing with real-life situations. While I would definitely recommend the book to high school and college kids, I would also think that the novel would be enjoyed by us older folk as well.
- An Abundance of Katherines (Adam’s Bookwi.se Book Review)
- A Fault in Our Stars (Emily’s Bookwi.se Book Review)
- A Fault in Our Stars (Adam’s Bookwi.se Book Review)
- Paper Towns (Adam’s Bookwi.se Book Review)
- Looking for Alaska (Adam’s Bookwi.se Book Review)