An Abundance Of Katherines Analysis

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An Abundance of Average John Green’s common coming of age story An Abundance of Katherines tells the tale of a high school child prodigy who has only ever dated girls named Katherine. Being the prodigy that he is, Colin seems to be your average misunderstood teenager who doesn’t get along with most, except his best friend. After Colin is dumped by his nineteenth Katherine, he seems to be stuck in an eternal rut. Feeling like a failure, his best friend Hassan kicks him out the door for a road trip, determined to find his “Eureka moment.” Along the way, in a tiny town called Gutshot, they meet a quirky teenage girl named Lindsey. The road trip takes a thorough pause in Gutshot where Colin and Hassan find jobs and new friends. In the end, Colin …show more content…
Colin narrates the book in a sarcastic and casual tone that further aggravates the issue of age range this book is intended for. Throughout the book, the banter between Colin and Hassan is childlike and they use words that definitely contradict an academic writing style. Green also uses foot notes in the novel to further explain jokes and words used which, again, only dumbs down most of the writing making it an unamusing read. While some might view Green’s style as playful, his writing only bogs down the story making it seem as if he wrote the book for a much younger …show more content…
This book seems appropriate for 6th or 7th graders who are looking for an easy, lighthearted read. Used to reading more academic based literature, upper schoolers at Hockaday will be easily bored with this book and would enjoy something less generic. From beginning to end, Green wrote a book that is a predictable over told story that even 6th and 7th graders might be bored to read. However, this book is not comparable to other books by Green. His other novels, while still lighthearted, are more unique and targeted more towards a higher reading

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