By John Green
From the number one bestselling writer of The Fault in Our Stars
Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles instances e-book Prize Finalist
When it involves relationships, Colin Singleton’s sort is women named Katherine. And in terms of ladies named Katherine, Colin is usually getting dumped. Nineteen instances, to be special. On a street journey miles from domestic, this anagram-happy, washed-up baby prodigy has 10000 cash in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his path, and an obese, pass judgement on Judy–loving ally using shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a challenge to end up the theory of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will are expecting the way forward for any dating, avenge Dumpees all over the place, and eventually win him the woman. Love, friendship, and a lifeless Austro-Hungarian archduke upload as much as outstanding and heart-changing conclusions during this ingeniously layered comedian novel approximately reinventing oneself.
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Also known as Lindsey’s mother,” Hollis explained. “Christ, Hollis. Don’t go bragging about it,” Lindsey said. She walked past her mom, unlocked the store, and everyone walked into the sweet air-conditioning. As Colin passed, Hollis put a hand on his shoulder, spun him around, and stared at his face. “I know you,” she said. ” Hollis Wells continued to stare at him, but he was sure they had never met. “He means that literally,” Hassan added, peering up from behind a rack of comic books. ” From behind the counter, Lindsey Lee Wells produced a USA Today .
Unless, say, the emperor’s only son, Rudolph, happens to shoot himself in the head—which is what, in fact, happened in 1889. ” “They called Franz ‘the loneliest man in Vienna,’” Colin said to Hassan. “Yeah, well no one liked him because he was a total nerd,” Lindsey said, “except he was one of those nerds who isn’t even very smart. Your average inbred ninety-six-pound weakling type. His family thought he was a liberal wuss; Viennese society thought he was an idiot—like an actual tongue-hanging-out-of-your-mouth idiot.
Word games. Trivia. ” He felt her glance at him. “Languages are useful. ” “I’m pretty good in eleven. German, French, Latin, Greek, Dutch, Arabic, Spanish, Russian—” “I get the picture,” she said, cutting him off. “I think that meine Mutter denkt, daß sie gut für mich sind” she said. ” “Okay, we’ve both proven we speak German. She’s been on my ass like crazy to go to college and become, I don’t know, a doctor or something. Only I’m not going. I’m staying here. I already made up my mind about that.
An Abundance of Catherines by John Green