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An Abundance of Catherines by John Green

By John Green

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

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

When it involves relationships, Colin Singleton’s kind is ladies named Katherine. And by way of women named Katherine, Colin is often getting dumped. Nineteen occasions, to be distinctive. On a street journey miles from domestic, this anagram-happy, washed-up baby prodigy has 10000 funds in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his path, and an obese, pass judgement on Judy–loving ally driving shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a venture to end up the concept of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will are expecting the way forward for any courting, avenge Dumpees in all places, and eventually win him the woman. Love, friendship, and a lifeless Austro-Hungarian archduke upload as much as striking and heart-changing conclusions during this ingeniously layered comedian novel approximately reinventing oneself.


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Maybe that’s why she dumped you. ” “Dingleberries,” said Colin. “Just wanted to give you a chance to use it. Okay, let’s go eat. ” Hassan stopped on the staircase, and Colin with him. “She wants to make me happy. We fatties have a bond, dude. It’s like a Secret Society. We’ve got all kinds of shit you don’t know about. Handshakes, special fat people dances—we got these secret fugging lairs in the center of the earth and we go down there in the middle of the night when all the skinny kids are sleeping and eat cake and fried chicken and shit.

But Lindsey seemed to find it more aggravating than notinteresting. She rolled her eyes and picked up the breakfast plates from the coffee table. Hollis Wells came downstairs, wrapped in what looked, for all the world, like a flowery toga. “What we’re doing,” she spoke quickly, “is we’re putting together an oral history of Gutshot, for future generations. I’ve been pulling people off the line to do interviews for a couple of weeks, but I ain’t gotta now that you’re here. Anyway, the downfall of this whole operation so far has been gossip —everybody chattering ’bout what everyone else says or doesn’t say.

He felt the thrill of it surge through him, his eyes blinking fast as he fought to remember the idea in its completeness. Lying there on his back in the sticky, thick air, the Eureka moment felt like a thousand orgasms all at once, except not as messy. ” Hassan asked, the excitement evident in his voice. He’d been waiting for it, too. “I need to write this down,” Colin said. He sat up. His head hurt like hell, but he reached into his pocket and pulled out the little notebook he kept at all times, and a #2 pencil, which was broken in the middle from his fall, but still wrote okay.

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