An Abundance of Katherines, published in 2006, is the second novel by best-selling YA author John Green. This bildungsroman, or coming-of-age novel, tells the story of Colin Singleton, a self-absorbed former prodigy who wants desperately to matter and who has just been dumped by his girlfriend Katherine—number 19 in a series of Katherines he has dated. An Abundance of Katherines was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book in 2007 by the American Library Association.


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