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  2. 2. Download An Abundance of Katherines PDF Author: Visit Amazon’s John Green Page | ISBN: 0142410705 | Format: 2
  3. 3. PDF/EPub Details • Age Range: 12 and up • Grade Level: 7 and up • Paperback: 272 pages • Publisher: Speak; Reprint edition (October 16, 2008) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 9780142410707 • ISBN-13: 978-0142410707 • ASIN: 0142410705 • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) – #2 in Books > Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Fiction – #2 in Books > Deals in Books – #3 in Books > Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Difficult Discussions > Death & Dying Description Download pdf books title in available format epub via filepost From School Library Journal Grade 9 Up–This novel is not as issue-oriented as Greens Looking for Alaska (Dutton, 2005), though it does challenge readers with its nod to postmodern structure. Right after intellectual child-prodigy Colin Singleton graduates from high school, his girlfriend (who, like the 18 young women and girls whom he claimed as girlfriends over the years, is named Katherine) breaks up with him and sends him into a total funk. His best friend, Hassan, determines that he can only be cured with a road trip. After some rather aimless driving, the two find themselves in Gutshot, TN, where locals persuade them to stay. There, Colin spends his spare time working on a mathematical theorem of love, hypothesizing that romantic relationships can be graphed and predicted. The narrative is self-consciously dorky, peppered with anagrams, trivia, and foreign-language bons mots and interrupted by footnotes that explain, translate, and expound 3
  4. 4. upon the text in the form of asides. It is this type of mannered nerdiness that has the potential to both win over and alienate readers. As usual, Greens primary and secondary characters are given descriptive attention and are fully and humorously realized. While enjoyable, witty, and even charming, a book with an appendix that describes how the mathematical functions in the novel can be created and graphed is not for everybody. The readers who do embrace this book, however, will do so wholeheartedly.–Amy S. Pattee, Simmons College, Boston Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From Booklist Gr. 9-12. Green follows his Printz-winning Looking for Alaska (2005) with another sharp, intelligent story, this one full of mathematical problems, historical references, word puzzles, and footnotes. Colin Singleton believes he is a washed- up child prodigy. A graduating valedictorian with a talent for creating anagrams, he fears he’ll never do anything to classify him as a genius. To make matters worse, he has just been dumped by his most recent girlfriend (all of them have been named Katherine), and he’s inconsolable. What better time for a road trip! He and his buddy Hassan load up the gray Olds (Satan’s Hearse) and leave Chicago. They make it as far as Gutshot, Tennessee, where they stop to tour the gravesite of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and meet a girl who isn’t named Katherine. It’s this girl, Lindsey, who helps Colin work on a mathematical theorem to predict the duration of romantic relationships. The laugh-out-loud humor ranges from delightfully sophomoric to subtly intellectual, and the boys’ sarcastic repartee will help readers navigate the slower parts of the story, which involve local history interviews. The idea behind the book is that everyone’s story counts, and what Colin’s contributes to the world, no matter how small it may seem to him, will, indeed, matter. An appendix explaining the complex math is “fantastic,” or as the anagrammatically inclined Green might have it, it’s enough to make “cats faint.” Cindy Dobrez Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Editorial Reviews An Abundance of Katherines Paperback Amazon com An Abundance of Katherines Paperback 458 customer reviews See all 26 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Amazon Price New An Abundance of Katherines by John Green 9780142410707 and charming don t even begin to cover the beginning pages of this most enjoyable book An Abundance of Katherines is the story of a young man named Colin who An Abundance of Katherines Paperback 2008 Amazon com An Abundance of Katherines Paperback 2008 on Amazon com FREE shipping on qualifying offers An Abundance of Katherines Paperback 2008 4
  5. 5. Reviews Since I’ve always been a fan of Young Adult and Juvenile books–love to read them, love to write them–I just had to see what all the fuss was about with author John Green’s coming-of-age novel. What sets it apart from others in the genre? I started reading and quickly found out: it’s an original concept, a laugh-out-loud funny story, complete with satire and an American road trip that’s unlike any road trip I ever took. I’m enamored with this book and Green’s main character, Colin Singleton, a loner with a quirky fascination for anagrams, math and odd facts. His main problem is that he has a hard time making friends, but NO problem with finding girlfriends. But keeping them is another story! At the end of his senior year of high school, “Katherine the Nineteenth” dumps him . . . only the latest in a chain of rejections. As a result, he becomes indecisive about his future and begins to question his identity, his future. What is Colin’s problem? Why can’t he keep his friends? When his friend Hassan suggests a road trip, what happens when the boys take off? What does a cemetery in the middle of rural Tennessee have to do with him? And who’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand? Will Colin and Hassan ful- fill Colin’s quest to understand why he is always being dumped by his girlfriends? Since Colin is a fading prodigy whose hobbies include making anagrams, memorizing odd historical facts, mathematical equations, and dating girls named Katherine, what mathematical equation does he formulate to explain why so many dump him? And just how many Katherines make an “abundance?” You’re invited on Colin’s journey to find the answers to all those ques- tions, but I can tell you one thing without spoiling the plot: you’re in for one hilarious road trip! Download An Abundance of Katherines Paperback from 4shared mobile This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device An Abundance of Katherines is available for download from iBooks Book An Abundance of Katherines John Green in web epub mobi ready for read and download Michael L Printz Honor Book Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist Get your Kindle here or download a FREE Kindle Reading App An Abundance of Katherines is about many things Heartbreak Friends Family Math Book information and reviews for ISBN 9780142410707 AN Abundance Of Katherines by John Green ISBN Search OpenISBN Download Data provided by OpenISBN Project and an abundance of katherines unabridged book review by qbba Download Share Add to my account More Checked by McAfee No virus detected 0 comments Add new 5
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