AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES, by John Green (2006)
Interest Level: Upper Grades
"Books are the ultimate dumpees: put them down and they'll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back." -Colin Singleton
"Complete idiots shoot guns all the time. That's why there are so many dead people." -Hassan Harbish
I think I could have written an entire blog out of nothing but one-liners from this book. I literally laughed out loud off and on for the entire hog hunting section. (My husband gets very annoyed when I do this while he's trying to sleep) This is the story of Colin Singleton, a child prodigy who is realizing that as he's growing older, people are catching up with him intellectually, and he's not as spectacular as he was when he was reading the front page of hte newspaper at the age of twenty-five months. This is a book about self-discovery, friendship, and budding love.