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An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines


by John Green

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

John Green left it to the fans to design the cover, and held a contest where fans were able to submit a design for the cover of An Abundance of Katherines. (Source.)

Why Katherine? Well, it's as simple as an anagram. Colin's on-again, off-again GF's name contains both "tear" and "heart." (Source.)

Colin's not the only one who wants to matter. The quotation from the book: "What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?" has been quoted more than ten thousand times on Twitter. (Source.)

The band Franz Ferdinand has a song named "Lindsey Wells." Check it out here. (Source.)

Hassan isn't just Colin's sidekick turned mentor—he's also the only character the author John Green ever imagines outside of the novel. He's just that cool. (Source.)

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