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An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines


by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Why does Colin only date Katherines? What is it that attracts him to that name, even down to the specific spelling? Why is there another Colin (TOC)?
  2. What is the difference between Colin's memory of the past and what actually happened? Why does he forget he dumped Katherine-3?
  3. How does Colin understand love? How is his understanding different from Hassan's and Lindsey's thoughts about love?
  4. Why does Colin study so much? What is he trying to prove? What is the difference between him being a prodigy and a genius?
  5. What's the deal with Colin wanting a eureka moment? Does he ever get one? Why or why not?
  6. Is Colin "normal"? Do we believe that he wants a normal adolescence, or does he want the attention of being a prodigy? Why does he complain about being a prodigy so much?
  7. Colin says he's anagramming or retyping his way through life. Do you agree? Does his focus ever change?

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