I’m really late to the John Green bandwagon, but here I am. This is actually the first book of his I’ve read, but I don’t really know what I think about it. An Abundance of Katherines features our protagonist, Collin, who only dates people named Katherine. I’ve never heard of a name being a person’s type, but here you go. While Collin is a genius who drops random facts here and there, which I personally found interesting, other pieces of dialogue felt like inside jokes that went on for way too long. Every other sentence either included the word “fug,” mention of a “Jew-fro,” or what seemed to be an Arabic slur. It was bizarre, and I could have done without a lot of it. Other than that, it’s the typical “boy is broken up with an is super mopey for the majority of the story” story. If this sounds like your kind of thing, you may like it. Personally, with all the hype I’ve heard around John Green, especially with some of the books being turned into live-action media, I was not impressed. I just wanted it to be over as soon as possible.
Okay, so I may or may not have teared up at the ending of The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. I don’t know how he does it, but he is amazing at creating exposition in a way that immediately brings you into the story and instantly identify with the characters. I immediately had a soft spot for Dawson, the male protagonist. As much as I liked this book, I completely loved and hated the ending. As much as I understood why the ending was what it was, Amanda, the female protagonist, started to completely annoy me. She refused to go where I wanted her to or say what I wanted her to say. Even though I will continue to believe that if what the story was, led where I wanted it to lead, the novel would have been so much better, the ending was beauty, even if I had some resentments about it.
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