An Abundance of Katherines, written by John Green, tells the story of boy genius Colin and his journey of love through dating Katherines.
I’ll be completely honest and say that I didn’t find this a particularly gripping or interesting read and was actually a little bit disappointed that I wasn’t completely held by it like I have been with John Green’s other work.
I found the pace quite slow and whilst I didn’t hate the style and the story, I just really feel like it’s missing some magic.
It’s quite a short read, but it seemed to take me forever (I’ve lost count of how many holidays this book has been on!) purely because I wasn’t desperate to chase the story onto the next page. I was, however, quite satisfied with the characters and the setting. I also liked reading about their road trip whilst actually being on one of my own.
Read it if:
- You like a slow pace
- You are interested in maths (I know this sounds odd, but you’ll understand if you read it!)
- You are embarking on an American road trip
- Development of characters
- It’s generally a bit boring in places
Have you read an Abundance of Katherines?