By John Green
From the number 1 bestselling writer of The Fault in Our Stars
Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles occasions ebook Prize Finalist
When it involves relationships, Colin Singleton’s kind is women named Katherine. And by way of women named Katherine, Colin is usually getting dumped. Nineteen occasions, to be precise. On a street journey miles from domestic, this anagram-happy, washed-up baby prodigy has 10000 money in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his path, and an obese, pass judgement on Judy–loving ally driving shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a challenge to end up the concept of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will are expecting the way forward for any courting, avenge Dumpees all over, and eventually win him the lady. Love, friendship, and a useless Austro-Hungarian archduke upload as much as staggering and heart-changing conclusions during this ingeniously layered comedian novel approximately reinventing oneself.
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Neither of them, it occurred to Colin, had ever, technically, worked for money before. Colin’s only worry was the Theorem. ” “La ureed an akhsar kulla wakti min ajl watheefa. ” asked Hassan in English. ” Lindsey interrupted, incredulous. Colin ignored her, responding in English to Hassan. “It’s not doodling, which you’d know if you —” “Went to college, right. God, so predictable,” Hassan said. Then he turned to Lindsey and said, “We are not speaking gibberish. ” “Well, it sounds like a raccoon clearing its throat,” Lindsey noted.
This is my cousin Pierre. ” Colin glanced at Lindsey Lee Wells, who suppressed a smile as she smacked orange gum. “I’m Colin,” the boyfriend said, his hand extended. ’” Hassan then said, “My cousin, he speak very little English. ” The Other Colin laughed, as did the two other boys, who quickly introduced themselves as Chase and Fulton. ) “Je m’appelle Pierre,” Colin blurted out after the boys had introduced themselves. ” “We get a lot of foreign tourists here,” said the only girl besides Lind-sey,who was tall and thoroughly Abercrombified in her tight tank top.
I don’t know. If I’d done it differently—if I’d gone to college at ten or whatever—there’s no way of knowing if my life would be better. We probably wouldn’t be together. I wouldn’t have known Hassan. And a lot of prodigies who push and push and push and end up even more fugged up than me. But a few of them end up like John Locke or Mozart or whatever. ” She sighed again. She sighed a lot, but nothing could be wrong, because it felt so good to have her nestled up against him, her head on his shoulder, his hand brushing the soft blond hair from her face.
An Abundance of Catherines by John Green