Saturday, May 02, 2009

An Abundance of Katherines
by John Green

Published in 2006. 215 pages.
2007 Printz Honor Book.

From the book jacket: Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself by Printz medalist John Green.

For my inner geek: As one might deduce from the cover, math plays a role in the plot of this young adult novel, as protagonist Colin Singleton works to devise a Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability. (There is an appendix by mathematician Daniel Bliss that expounds upon the mathematics of the Theorem.) Colin is also a master of anagrams and a lover of trivia, much of which ends up in periodic footnotes.

For the Dewey's Books Reading Challenge: Dewey wrote a review of An Abundance of Katherines in 2008. Two challenge participants who have also reviewed it are raidergirl3 and Bart.

All in all, a fun read!


1 comment:

  1. I didn't know it had a math element - I may have to pick it up now!