By John Green
From the number one bestselling writer of The Fault in Our Stars
Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles occasions booklet Prize Finalist
When it involves relationships, Colin Singleton’s style is women named Katherine. And in terms of ladies named Katherine, Colin is often getting dumped. Nineteen instances, to be precise. 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 driving shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a undertaking to end up the theory of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will are expecting the way forward for any dating, avenge Dumpees in every single place, and eventually win him the woman. Love, friendship, and a useless Austro-Hungarian archduke upload as much as magnificent and heart-changing conclusions during this ingeniously layered comedian novel approximately reinventing oneself.
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Katherine asked. Colin sat up quickly and looked at her, her bright blue eyes staring down into her lap. He would come, eventually, to call her The Great One. Katherine I. Katherine the Magnificent. Even seated, she was noticeably shorter than he, and she looked quite serious and nervous, her lips pulled in tight as she looked down. Something surged through him. The nerve endings exploded into shivers on his skin. His diaphragm fluttered. And of course it couldn’t have been lust or love and it didn’t feel like like, so it must have been what the kids at school called like-like.
Colin stopped for a moment to ponder that. “I need time to do my work,” Colin said, and Hollis just nodded. “Splendid,” Lindsey said, seemingly genuine. “Splendid. ” Lindsey groaned. “I’ve never played,” Colin said. ” Lindsey asked. ” “Okay. ” Colin laughed. It suited him. No longer a prodigy, not yet a genius—but still a smartypants. “I don’t play games,” Colin said. ” “Well, you should. Playing is fun. Although Scrabble isn’t really the A#1 way of doing it,” Lindsey said. Final Score: Hollis: 158 Colin: 521 Lindsey: 293 Hassan: 0 34 35 35 After he called his parents and told them he was in a town called Gutshot but failed to mention he was boarding with strangers, Colin stayed up late working on the Theorem in his new bedroom on the second floor, which featured a nice oak desk with empty drawers.
What we’re doing,” she spoke quickly, “is we’re putting together an oral history of Gutshot, for future generations. I’ve been pulling people off the line to do interviews for a couple of weeks, but I ain’t gotta now that you’re here. Anyway, the downfall of this whole operation so far has been gossip —everybody chattering ’bout what everyone else says or doesn’t say. But y’all don’t have a reason in the world to talk about whether or not Ellie Mae liked her husband when she married him in 1937.
An Abundance of Catherines by John Green