An Abundance of Katherines and Paper Towns by John Green
Reviews by Lauren
Source: personal copies, but all opinions are my own
Inspired by Aylee at Recovering Potter Addict, who did a Great John Green Read of 2014, I decided to finally read the last two books I had yet to read by this author. Both were quick, wonderful books that are signature John Green. Paper Towns is actually going to be the next Green book headed to the screen.
For those that haven't read these books, however, I will share a bit more of the summaries and my thoughts. Katherines is about a former child prodigy named Colin who has dated nineteen Katherines. After his last breakup, his best friend Hassan, decided that they need to take a road trip and get away for awhile. This trip leads them to the house of Lindsey, whose mom employs them for the summer interviewing the older residents of the town for an oral history project. While doing so, Colin tries to get back to his prodigy roots in the hopes of creating a formula about relationships (specifically who will break up with who in a relationship).
Now, we reach Paper Towns where Quentin Jacobsen is dragged out in the middle of the night by his crush Margo Roth Spiegelman, where they go on a one night journey of freedom and revenge. The next day, Q thinks things will be different with him and Margo, except she's missing. Margo is known for disappearing every now and then, even leaving clues behind, but this time, the length of time seems too long. Q goes on the hunt for the clues he's sure Margo has left behind in the hopes of finding and possibly saving this eclectic girl.
Between the two of these, I'm not sure what my favorite book was, though I may lean a bit more toward Paper Towns. In general, I think my favorite Green book is still Looking for Alaska (which was my first book from him).