Right before bed last night I finished An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. After a bit of a reading slump prior to picking up Circe, I wanted to read something quickly, so I dusted this pick off the shelf.
I do not read a lot of YA. However, I did read (and cry) and watch (and cry) The Fault in our Stars when it was all the rage a few years ago. After reading that I picked up Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines.
I knew the basic premise of the book before I picked it up (a teen who only dates girls named Katherine), but nothing more. And I have to be honest, I was not a big fan of this book. Like, I only gave it a 2 on Goodreads.
I did not really connect with any of the characters (teenage boys and rich people problems). Repeatedly I tried to channel myself as a teenager to see if I would have liked it more/connected better then, but I couldn’t make the leap.
Overall, I see what Green is doing and how his stories can connect to the YA audience. They swear a little, they talk about sex, Colin and his best friend have been through a lot together and actually tell each other how they feel, etc.
While this book wasn’t for me, I see why people enjoy it, and it really is pretty cool that the Theorum Colin works on is legitimate. I can certainly appreciate the time and energy that goes into a project like this.