book review: 19 Katherines

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I openly admit to reading tween books. Moving on.
I picked this book up at Barnes and Noble because I liked the cover. I had never read anything by John Greene before, but he is becoming a favorite. He has a witty and dry sense of humor-- those tend to be favorites of mine. Isn't the title intriguing? The tone of this book is in the same vein as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, which I also really enjoyed.

The novel follows Colin Singleton and his best friend. They mask running away from problems with a road trip which actually leads them exactly where they need to be. 

Dry wit and humor. I actually found myself laughing out loud on the bus in the morning.
Colin was a engaging protagonist. Interesting kid with enough weird to make me root for him. 
Asks those haunting life long questions-- Who am I? Why am I here?
Use of the word fug. I much prefer that to the actual f word. 

Too short. I was sad when it was over. 
Sometimes teenagers are dumb. 

I give it a solid thumbs up. Let me know what you think if you read it!



  1. I was actually considering buying this a couple weeks ago simply because I love John Green!!! I must read it!

  2. I love books with some humour! Sad books are sometimes.. well, simply sadenning!


  3. I loved this books! You should read the rest of Green's books, but save his best for last. The Fault in Our Stars is amazing and so emotional. It's the absolute best!

  4. I've wanted to read The Fault in Our Stars. Love that you openly admit to reading tween books; I enjoy them too and middle grade.
    Catherine Denton