An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

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 ladies named Katherine. And in terms of ladies named Katherine, Colin is often getting dumped. Nineteen occasions, to be specific. On a street 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 venture to turn out the theory of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will are expecting the way forward for any courting, avenge Dumpees all over the place, and at last win him the woman. Love, friendship, and a useless Austro-Hungarian archduke upload as much as fabulous and heart-changing conclusions during this ingeniously layered comedian novel approximately reinventing oneself.

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Can knowledge of boring Egyptian stuff be hereditary? With my luck. Long after my gum had gone stale, a policewoman finally retrieved me from the curator’s office. She asked me no questions. She just trundled me into a police car and took me home. Even then, I wasn’t allowed to explain to Gran and Gramps. The policewoman just tossed me into my room and I waited. And waited. I don’t like waiting. I paced the floor. My room was nothing posh, just an attic space with a window and a bed and a desk.

Gran’s always going on about how you caused Mum’s death. ” We waited. For once, Sadie and I wanted exactly the same thing—the truth. “The night your mother died,” my father started, “here at the Needle—” A sudden flash illuminated the embankment. I turned, half blind, and just for a moment I glimpsed two figures: a tall pale man with a forked beard and wearing cream-colored robes, and a coppery-skinned girl in dark blue robes and a headscarf—the kind of clothes I’d seen hundreds of times in Egypt.

My name is Carter Kane. I’m fourteen and my home is a suitcase. You think I’m kidding? Since I was eight years old, my dad and I have traveled the world. A. but my dad’s an archaeologist, so his work takes him all over. Mostly we go to Egypt, since that’s his specialty. Go into a bookstore, find a book about Egypt, there’s a pretty good chance it was written by Dr. Julius Kane. You want to know how Egyptians pulled the brains out of mummies, or built the pyramids, or cursed King Tut’s tomb? My dad is your man.

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