By John Green
From the number 1 bestselling writer of The Fault in Our Stars
Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles instances ebook Prize Finalist
When it involves relationships, Colin Singleton’s variety is women named Katherine. And by way of women named Katherine, Colin is usually getting dumped. Nineteen occasions, to be specified. On a highway journey miles from domestic, this anagram-happy, washed-up baby prodigy has 10000 funds in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his path, and an obese, pass judgement on Judy–loving ally using shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a project to end up the concept of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will expect the way forward for any courting, avenge Dumpees far and wide, and at last win him the woman. Love, friendship, and a lifeless Austro-Hungarian archduke upload as much as astounding and heart-changing conclusions during this ingeniously layered comedian novel approximately reinventing oneself.
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For one thing, Keith never gave him an Abdominal Snowman. Krazy Keith had a daughter, Katherine, who was Colin’s year in school but eight months older in actual life. She went to a school north of the city, but every so often Colin’s parents would have Krazy Keith and his wife and Katherine over to dinner to discuss Colin’s “progress” and the like. And then after those dinners, the parents would sit in the living room laughing louder as time passed, Keith shouting that he couldn’t possibly drive home, that he needed a cup of coffee after all that wine —your home is an Alamo for oenophiles, he’d cry.
Hollis and I drove to Memphis and bought me a whole new wardrobe, and I got me a Zelda haircut and dyed it black and stopped going outside in the sun, and I was like half-emo and half-goth and half-punk and half-nerd chic. Basically, I didn’t know what the hell I was doing, but it didn’t matter because the middle school in Milan, Tennessee, had never seen emo or goth or punk or nerd chic. I was different, that was all. And I hated all of them, and they hated all of me for an entire year. And then high school started, and I decided to make them like me.
Basically, I didn’t know what the hell I was doing, but it didn’t matter because the middle school in Milan, Tennessee, had never seen emo or goth or punk or nerd chic. I was different, that was all. And I hated all of them, and they hated all of me for an entire year. And then high school started, and I decided to make them like me. I just decided. It was so easy, dude. It was so, so easy. I just became it. If it walks like a cool kid and talks like a cool kid and dresses like a cool kid and has the right mix of naughtyandnastyandnice like a cool kid, it becomes a cool kid.