By John Green
From the number one bestselling writer of The Fault in Our Stars
Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles instances booklet Prize Finalist
When it involves relationships, Colin Singleton’s style is women named Katherine. And by way of women named Katherine, Colin is usually getting dumped. Nineteen instances, to be distinct. On a highway journey miles from domestic, this anagram-happy, washed-up baby prodigy has 10000 funds 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 project to end up the theory of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will expect the way forward for any courting, avenge Dumpees in every single place, and at last win him the woman. Love, friendship, and a useless Austro-Hungarian archduke upload as much as wonderful and heart-changing conclusions during this ingeniously layered comedian novel approximately reinventing oneself.
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I would,” TOC said, “’cept Hollis is sitting out on the steps. ” TOC picked her off her feet and squeezed her tight, his biceps flexing. She squirmed a little but kissed him hard, her mouth open. Then he dropped her down, winked, and trudged off with his entourage toward a red pickup truck. When Lindsey, Hassan, and Colin arrived back at the Gutshot General Store, a large woman wearing a pink floral dress was sitting on the steps talking to a man with a bushy brown beard. As they approached, Colin could hear the woman telling a story.
I was never fat, really, and I never wore headgear or had zits or anything. But I was ugly. ” “Clearly, you never met Katherine I,” interrupted Colin. “Rule 1 of stories: no interrupting. But, ha ha. Perv. Anyway, I was ugly. I got picked on a lot. I’m not going to bore you with stories about how bad it was, but it was pretty bad. I was miserable. And so in eighth grade I went all alternative. Hollis and I drove to Memphis and bought me a whole new wardrobe, and I got me a Zelda haircut and dyed it black and stopped going outside in the sun, and I was like half-emo and half-goth and half-punk and half-nerd chic.
It was a gift Colin found amazing. ” Hassan cleared his throat. ” Then he picked up his fork. ” Hollis wondered. “That’s it. We are a terse people. ” The Arabic seemed to render everyone uncomfortable or something, because no one talked for a few minutes except Hassan, who kept saying that the quail (it was quail, not tiny chicken) was excellent. And it was good, Colin supposed, if you happened to enjoy searching through an endless labyrinth of bones and cartilage for the occasional sliver of meat.
An Abundance of Catherines by John Green