An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?
― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
I thoroughly enjoyed this John Green novel. If you get the chance to listen to it on audiobook, I highly recommend doing so. The different voices Jeff Woodman used in narrating the book truly brought the story to life. (The narration gets five stars!!)
As for the novel itself – loved the characters and all their idiosyncrasies. Humor was infused throughout and the exchanges between best friends, Colin & Hassan were hilarious. The theorem angle of the story spoke to my nerdy, math loving self. I won’t provide any spoilers – but will say that the ending was perfect and something I didn’t expect. Overall it was a well-written story about self-discovery and finding one’s place in the world.
My PSA for the day: Don’t listen to this on audio with little kids present because the word “fugging” is liberally used to replace the other “F” word. Although not technically a swear word – to little kid ears, it sounds exactly like the “F” word. I can just see a kid waltzing into school saying it, then trying to convince their teacher they weren’t *really* swearing. (BTW: The story behind why Colin & Hassan use it is quite humorous.)