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Publisher Description

From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars 

Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

Katherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun--but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.
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.

Young Adult
September 21
Penguin Young Readers Group

Customer Reviews

zhazar ,

Not as well written

I love John Green’s Fault In Our Stars while this book was less interesting. Sometimes it made you lose interest. It never made me feel like on the edge of a cliffhanger, which was one thing I enjoyed about the Fault In Our Stars. Still a very good book but would not recommend it as much as The Fault In Our Stars

Bella lynae ,

Loved this book but not as well written

I love John Green’s books and have read most of them and they are all incredibly well written but this one felt like it was missing a little piece of the story not in the way of leaving out details (because John Green does leave out details for us to fill in with our imaginations and I love that about his books) but more towards the way the story was portrayed I would like it a lot more if it was in Colin’s point of view or Lindsey or Hassan or maybe even Hollis or TOC’s point of view.

The difference between this book in and the rest of John Green’s books is that it has an ending and it ends happy it doesn’t just stop at a sad point and let us imagine the rest (like most of his books do) it stops at a happy point (and let’s us imagine the rest) we can end it the way we want, for example we could make Lindsey and Colin grow up, get married and have 3 kids one of which who has cancer but survives and is happy or we can make it so that TOC wanted Lindsey back but she did not want him back and unfortunately he somehow found out about Gutshot Textiles so blackmailed Lindsey to break up with Colin but Lindsey refused and TOC kept his promise so the whole town knew and quit making the company and town collapse.

kathryn (what a coincidence😂) ,

good but disappointing

it was a good book...but i feel like it was missing something. after reading Looking For Alaska (which i absolutely fell in love with), i had really high expectations for an abundance of katherines.
i like the plot and the concept but the ending could have been better written and i wasn’t super engrossed in the book.

i did really like the characters (hassan and lindsay mainly) and the footnotes were cool and original. the book was really funny but slightly anticlimactic. i don’t regret reading it though.

i do recommend y’all to read it, but don’t set TOO high expectations. 7.5/10

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