Author(s): John Green
From the #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars
Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
New York Times Bestseller
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun--but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.
Colin, child prodigy, recently dumped by Katherine XIX (he only has ever had girlfriends called Katherine), hits the road with his best (only) friend Hassan. They end up in the small nowhere town of Gutshot, where they meet the brilliant Lindsey, and so begins a summer they never planned for. This is predominately the story of Colin, his obsession with his dumpee theorem, his inability to see beyond his 'child prodigy' status and his realisation, finally, that he's okay after all. It's also a story for anyone who feels isolated, different or inconsequential. Thoroughly enjoyable, quirky and perceptive. - Stella
Fully fun, challengingly complex and entirely entertaining Kirkus Reviews
John Green is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor and the Edgar Award. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers, one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join John's 1.1 million followers on Twitter or visit him online here or here. John lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana.