“you can love someone so much”, he thought. “but you can’t love people as much as you miss them.”

i’ve just finished another book. a john green one. an abundance of katherines, more specifically. i’ve read two books by him before—the fault in our stars and looking for alaska.

this one is about colin, who strangely enough only falls in love with people named katherine. he is kind of a child prodigy and anagrams every word he comes across, as well as tries to come up with a mathematical formula (“the theorem”) on how to calculate who in a relationship is going to dump who.

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his life basically consists of different katherines dumping him. this last one hurts extra bad though.

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i really like john green’s way of writing. he manages to take everyday feelings and put an extra twist to them. like this feeling of crying.

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but he can be funny too.

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sometimes sarcastically smart-funny.

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and beautifully poetic in that john green-kind of way (that is EVEN more prominent in the fault in our stars).

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colin remembers every katherine that has broken his heart in detail. the way you do with people who break your heart.

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and also—at the end of the book in the appendix, john green shares a long explanation of how the real “theorem” in the book (who will dump who in a relationship) works. it’s his friend who is an actual mathematician who has composed it, and it’s a real math formula that actually makes sense. so quirky and interesting and weird.

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i liked this one. not as much as the fault in our stars (and possibly looking for alaska too—they might be on the same level), but he still has that kind of weird poetic write-like-you-think style, plus weird and quirky characters, and i really like that. very cute.

 

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har precis läst ut john greens an abundance of katherines (katherine-teorin heter den på svenska). den handlar om colin som av någon anledning bara blir ihop med — och dumpad av — tjejer som heter katherine. som det mattegeni han är försöker han komma på en formel som kan förklara hur förhållanden funkar, och hur man kan förutspå vem i ett förhållande kommer dumpa vem.
fylld med fnissiga dialoger och fina hjärthuggsmeningar om vartannat. tycker mycket om denna författare (även om the fault in our stars eller förr eller senare exploderar jag som den heter på svenska) fortfaranade är min favorit av dem jag läst. japp!

3 thoughts on ““you can love someone so much”, he thought. “but you can’t love people as much as you miss them.”

  1. Malin says:

    tack för tipset! det här är en av få böcker av john green som jag inte läst. och jag har liksom sparat lite på den, men nu är det nog snart dax för den! om du inte läst “paper towns”, av samma författare, kan jag verkligen rekommendera den.

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