Sunday, August 20, 2017

An Abundance of Katherines: This Extreme Dumpee Approves




The second John Green book I read this month is An Abundance of Katherines and it was a much better experience than Paper Towns. It was much shorter and more interesting (maybe because I hadn't seen the movie first). A book about math AND love; my two faves!! I liked the discussion of Dumpees and Dumpers because, let me tell you, I am an extreme Dumpee just like the main character. I've never been in a romantic relationship but my friends dump me constantly.  The book discussed feelings of loneliness, love, friendship, and just people really well.

Fave Quotes: 

“It's just that I learned a while ago that the best way to get people to like you is not to like them too much.” <- also, very true in my SAD experience.

“Because you're only thinking they-might-not-like-me-they-might-not-like-me, and guess what? When you act like that, no one likes you.” <- in my SAD experience this is VERY true.






As a Muslim, I did not like Hassan's character. I get that all Muslims are different and so yeah, I'm sure there could be someone like Hassan. But does he have to call his friend Kafir so many times? He wasn't the best portrayal of a Muslim to me. Also, it's possible I don't always like John Green's writing style. I think he has profound things to say through his writing but the execution sometimes isn't there. Here, it was close. I've got to say. All in all, I really enjoyed this book.

Rating: 4/5
Completed: Early August 2017.

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