What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? How very odd to believe God gave you life and yet not think that life asks more of you than watching TV.
It’s safe to say this was the Green novel I was waiting for. Albeit it does revolve around a socially inept, heartbroken, high schooler (come on John, there’s more to write about!), it is what I expected from the writer of Fault. I’m sad I read this last in my Green journey, I feel like it was tainted by expectations of it being unenjoyable. If I were to suggest the collection to someone else I’d say 1. Fault 2. Alaska 3. Katherines 4. Towns
The Abundance of Katherines reminds me of a high school graduate version of High Fidelity. Someone looking in their past relationships to originally get back the one they lost, but then realizing there is so much more to their future. I actually laughed out loud at this book. There was only one part where I thought “that was sloppy writing and a total cop out” but I won’t judge the whole book on it.
Overall I give this a 3.5 of 5
(I know this is not a great review, I finished the book last week and have been procrastinating to write so now I’m not as passionate about it.)