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An Abundance of Katherines

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Funny, quirky tale of slacker geeks' road trip to Tennessee.

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age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 14+

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age 14+

An Abudamce Of Katherines

First off praise John Green he is an amazing author for young adult only!This book was so good!But it had its adult parts such as Language (Hell, S**t, D**n, B*****d, and A*s)It also had sex in it like references to man boobs and a girl taking off her shirt and Colin referring to that his other girlfriends had black bras and blue bras but Lindsey's was Purple.A descriptive sex scene.So alcohol references and chewing tobacco.A strong descriptive fist fight and the whole book is about Katherine breaking up with Colin so.... PG-13 for Sexual material throughout and Language.Drug content, and some violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (41 ):

This delightful exercise in geek chic hums along on the strength of three central characters who have failed to live up to their potential -- and also have no clue what their potential is. There's no real plot to speak of, no action except for one fight, and the text assumes at least a tolerance of, if not interest in, the things that interest Colin -- and the author. And even fans may be disappointed in Colin's rather obvious and trite revelations and epiphanies, which are expounded on at great length.

Ultimately, though, readers who like intriguing characters and intellectual play will find this book lots of fun. And teens will certainly relate to the anxieties and fears of these young adults about to embark on the greatest adventure of their lives: adulthood.

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