An Abundance of Katherines

When it comes to relationships, everyone has a type. Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. He has dated–and been dumped by–19 Katherines. In the wake of The K-19 Debacle, Colin–an anagram-obsessed washed-up child prodigy–heads out on a road trip with his overweight, Judge Judy- loving friend Hassan. With 10,000 dollars in his pocket and a feral hog on his trail, Colin is on a mission to prove a mathematical theorem he hopes will predict the future of any relationship (and conceivably win the girl).An Abundance of Katherines was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Honor book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. It was also named one of the books of the year by Booklist, Horn Book, and Kirkus.

If you are fully prepared to be inundated with spoilers, you can learn much, much more about Katherines at the book’s Questions page.

If you would like to read this book in another language, go to the Translations page.

Reviews (Spoiler Alert!)

“Imagine an operating room at the start of a daring but well-rehearsed procedure and you will have something of the atmosphere of ”An Abundance of Katherines”: every detail considered, the action unrolling with grace and inevitability.”

-New York Times Book Review

“Green follows his Printz winning Looking for Alaska (2005) with another sharp, intelligent story. The laugh-out-loud humor ranges from delightfully sophomoric to subtly intellectual.”
-Booklist, Starred Review

“Fully fun, challengingly complex, and entirely entertaining.”
-Kirkus, Starred Review

“Laugh-out-loud funny, this second novel by the author of the Printz winner Looking for Alaska charts a singular coming-of-age American road trip that is at once a satire of and a tribute to its many celebrated predecessors.”
-Horn Book, Starred Review

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So, basically does he just go on this exciting mission, to prove that he can get a girlfriend that is not named Katherine, and he won’t get dumped? Or is he trying to get a girl named Katherine and not get dumped? Please help!!!


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Jake. October 19, 2014 at 7:44 am

John Green is honestly my favourite author, probably ever. He writes in a way that makes his characters impossible not to relate to. Although I’m only 13 he has inspired me to begin writing stories that I find to be relatable and make me happy. Unlike a lot of others my favourite book by John is ‘An Abundance of Kathrines.’ I truly fell in love with the premise of this book.
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Maria Mendoza October 22, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Dear I was wondering if you could possibly aw see me these questions. what happens to Colin after they drive away? Where do they drive to? What happens to Hassan and Lindsey? Do they ever go out or does Colin and Lindsey go out? What happens to the factory? All these questions I couldnt quite find a reason to in the book. If you could please also answer me these questions please because I am doing this for a class project and would really appreciate it if you could please reply to my questions on or on please and thank you –Maria Mendoza


Trying to help November 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm

I think its the point of a book that it ends, like in tfios the book didn’t end the way you expected and you don’t get answers on your questions but i think its important to except the choice of the author to end the book on a certain way. Well, i thought it was obvious that Colin and Lindsay were a couple, because of the letter she “gave” him, but yeah im not sure. The life will just go on, so does the factory. And where they’re going? I thought the book said that they weren’t going somewhere, they just kept going.


Trying to help November 3, 2014 at 12:45 pm

And with tfios i mean (of course) the book “An Imperial Affliction”…


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kayleigh October 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm

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