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 and avenge Dumpees everywhere, and may finally win him the girl.
I’m starting to sense a theme – almost all of John Green’s books involve a trip of some sort. Hazel and Gus went to Amsterdam, Q and Company went to Agloe, New York, and Colin and Hassan ended up in Gutshot, Tennessee. I loved all of the anagrams and footnotes; even Colin’s Theorem was cool – this coming from a girl who hates math with a burning passion. Hassan was really funny. John Green’s next book should be about him.