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An Abundance of Katherines

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An Abundance of Katherines is the story of a child prodigy named Colin who has just graduated from high school and been dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine. After this latest and most devastating break up, he sets out to prove his Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability: a mathematical formula he designs that he believes can predict the outcome of any relationship. Continue reading “An Abundance of Katherines”

Paper Towns

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One of the main things that I liked about this book were the characters. Critics of this book say that it is very similar to Looking for Alaska or An Abundance of Katherines, because the type of characters are very similar. In all these books, the main character is a guy that is a little shy, nerdy, and in love with an unattainable girl. But I have read all of these books, and I felt that they were very different and I really love the characters in this book in their own way. This is a very interesting topic to read about because it is something I think alot of teenagers can relate to. John Green made it so easy to relate to Quentin, and I felt all the feeling that he went through. At one point, he thinks Margo might have committed suicide, and I was so scared because I would be devastated by this just as much as Quentin would be. And also, at some moments I felt I was getting angry at Margo for hurting Quentin, but in the end I understood why she had to do what she did. It is amazing how John Green created a character that I wanted to punch in the face at some points, but on the other hand I totally felt for her and all of her actions were justified. Continue reading “Paper Towns”

The Fault in our Stars

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I am at complete loss of words in regards to this review. This is one of those books that I picked up because all of my friends thought I was completely insane for not reading it. In truth, I didn’t want to read it because I knew that I would bawl and I was completely unprepared to bawl. I’m the avid reader out of all my friends and all of the non-readers read it so many nerdy reader friends ganged up on me and threatened to burn my books if I didn’t read it. Naturally, I relented because my books are my babies and burning them would be like ripping out my soul. Not really, but you get what I mean. Am I beyond happy that I read this book? Definitely. And I plan on checking out numerous other stories by John Green, but am I so worried about writing a cohesive review that I’m babbling to distract you from the fact that I’m still tearing  up thinking about this amazing literature masterpiece? A thousand times, yes. So forgive me if this review does not reach my normal standards. It’s   hard to review a book that leaves you speechless because there truly are no words to describe the feelings and emotions that it instilled in you. To begin, John Green has perfected the art of unique characterisation and connectivity. I had no problem connecting with Augustus or Hazel which I believe is why this was probably one of the most rickety emotional roller coaster rides I’ve been on in awhile. Hazel has this really caustic, dry sense of humour that I tend to greatly enjoy in characters. However, hers was made all the more interesting because it was exhibited in such a unique and dire situation. She made a serious and overwhelmingly emotional tale full of surprising laughter and occasional smiles. At least, that was the first two thirds of the book because the last third was a killer. Continue reading “The Fault in our Stars”

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