Book Review #301
An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green
Rating: zero stars (out of four)
Colin has only dated girls who's name is Katherine, not with a C, but spelled with a K. He has also been dumped by only Katherines', 19 to be precise. He has just been dumped by K-19 (as he has labeled her) and can hardly stand it. That is, until he thinks that maybe there is a mathematic formula for dating that can predict who is going to get dumped...suddenly, his life has meaning again.
I found the characters in this novel especially sleazy and pathetic. I could not bring myself to like them because of the way they acted and how they treated others. I cannot abide language or profanity that is thrown around in a novel like confetti, landing where it may. I was very annoyed and sometimes even mad at the amount of swearing that this book used, it was unacceptable. I don't understand how people could like this book, the character were not worth a dime and I was constantly annoyed by anything that popped out of the best friend's mouth. The plot was lame and didn't catch my attention at all, I was never wondering what would happen next, I was simply ready for the stupid story to finally end. I am really not sure why I bothered to finish it in the first place. Do not read this book, it is a complete waste of time and you will be sorry. I know John Green gets a lot of adoration, but I really can't see why, all the novels I've read of his are extremely sleazy/have inappropriate content and the characters are unrealistic and unlovable. I don't think I will ever attempt to read a book of his again. And I would advise you not to as well.