Bindy Mackenzie would be quite pleased with the way John Green cleans up his foxglove Printz-honor novel--just substitute "fug" each time that Other word comes to mind (every two paragraphs) and voila! a fairly decent read.
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. He's also a washed-up child prodigy with ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a passion for anagrams, and an overweight, Judge Judy-obsessed best friend. Colin's on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which will predict the future of all relationships, transform him from a fading prodigy into a true genius, and finally win him the girl.
It's a different kind of book ... an intellectual yet "authentic" YA (hence the Printz) full of quirky footnotes, anagrams, mathematical equations and one surprisingly meaty conclusion: stories are what make life meaningful. I found it intriguing to watch a guy handle love scenes, especially after just finishing a Sarah Dessen novel. Absolutely no description, all short, random dialogue and columns of ellipses. As in, they're in a dark cave, and they're not talking ... Interesting.
An Abundance of Katherines was definitely not my normal cup of tea, but then, Green's fanclub hardly needs my membership. He's such a god among YouTubers and readers alike, my apathy won't even be noticed.