An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
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THE CONTENTS
Literary Genre
Fiction
Romance
Young Adult Fiction
Plot
Summary
-Colin Singleton is a child Prodigy
-Type of girls: Katherines
-Dumped by his girlfriend: Katherine XIX
-His goal is to have his "eureka" moment
-He goes to a road trip with his bestfriend
-They meet Lindsey Lee
-Colin fell in love with Lindsey
-His theorem: Theorem of Underlying
Katherine Predictability
-Why his relationship failed
-He starts a relationship with Lindsey
-Colin found peace and happiness
Climax
-Colin wants his Eureka moment
-He can maje a huge discovery
-Katrina and TOC are caught making out
-Lindsey worried about her mom
The characters
Main Characters
Colin Singleton:
-Prodigy
-Only dates girls named Katherine
-Not-Unique
"He reads a book about presidents and he
remembers more of it because everything
he reads clicks in his head as fugging
interesting."
"not-unique in the very best possible way"
Hassan Harbish
-Colin's one and only friend
-He avoids work and effort
-Overweight
-Muslim Rebel
"a not-doer"
"Yeah, but the haram shit I do is, like,
having a dog."
Lindsey Lee Wells:
-Paramedic in training
-A deep-thinking nerd with Hassan and
Colin
-Small
-Big brown eyes
"I'm never myself. [...] I'm nothing. The
thing about chameleoning your way
through life is that it gets to where nothing
is real."
Hollis Wells:
-Lindsey's mom
-CEO and President of Gutshot Textiles
-Workaholic
-Very kind
"took good care of us every one"
Secondary Characters
TOC:
-The other Colin
-Cheats on Lindsey
-Bullies Colin and Hassan
"You're not gonna say a word. Because this
ain't none of your business."
Katrina:
-Pretty
-Friend of TOC
-"Easy girl"
-Hooks up with Hassan
-Messes up with TOC
-Enrolled in community college
"Easier than a four-piece jigsaw puzzle"
Chase and Fulton:
-JATT (Jeans are too tight)
-SOCT (Short One Chewing Tobacco)
-Don't have the chance of knowing them
Katherines:
-Past girlfriends of Colin
-Nineteen of them
-Every Katherine has dumped him
-Colin refers to them with numbers
"Every single solitary one has dumped him"
"K-1, K-2, K-3, K-5....... K-19"
Time and Setting
Gutshot, Tennessee
21st century
THE AUTHOR
John Michael Green
Born on August 24, 1977
Popular in the American young adult
fiction.
Accessible to his fan base
YouTube Channel with educational videos
He’s created a community of “nerdfighters”
Literary fictions mostly concerning
conjoined twins or religion of Islam.
The Fault in Our Stars
Looking for Alaska
Paper Town
THE BOOK AS AN OBJECT
-The book cover is very simple.
-It has 6 symbols, for example the bathtub,
a heart and a graphic.
Symbols important to the story
September 21, 2006
MY PERSONAL OPINION
-I really loved this book
-You can learn things from it
-The way love is graphed is really
interesting
-The way Colin finds true love is awesome
There's nothing I really didn't like,
sometimes I felt that Colin was too selfish
but not always.
I really recommend this book. It is a really
good book, where John Green left a lot of
messages and it has really good quotes
too.
MEANING
Authors Style
First-person point of view of Colin
Tone
A know-it-all attitude
Collin is a mayor "smarty-pants"
Optimistic
"He was feeling not-unique in the very
best possible way"
Tragic
Colin loses his girlfriends
"the Factory is closing down"
Type of language
Formal
Personification
"That smile could end wars and cure
cáncer"
Simile
"Well, it sound like a raccoon clearing it's
throat"
Message
The purpose of life and existence
Hope on love
The value of knowledge
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