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 sort is ladies named Katherine. And in terms of ladies named Katherine, Colin is usually getting dumped. Nineteen occasions, to be designated. On a street journey miles from domestic, this anagram-happy, washed-up baby prodigy has 10000 money in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his path, and an obese, pass judgement on Judy–loving ally driving shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a undertaking to turn out the concept of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will expect the way forward for any dating, avenge Dumpees in all places, and at last win him the woman. Love, friendship, and a useless Austro-Hungarian archduke upload as much as staggering and heart-changing conclusions during this ingeniously layered comedian novel approximately reinventing oneself.
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He didn’t even bother to attend the funeral. ” She stood up. ” She smiled. ” Colin and Hassan clapped politely, and then Colin walked over to the obelisk, which read only: ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND. 1863-1914. LIE LIGHTLY UPON HIM EARTH, THO’ HE / LAID MANY A HEAVY BURDEN UPON THEE. Heavy burdens, indeed—millions of them. Colin reached out and felt the granite, cool despite the hot sun. And what had the Archduke Franz Ferdinand done that he might have done differently? If he hadn’t obsessed over love, hadn’t been so tactless, so whiny, so nerdy—maybe if he hadn’t been, Colin thought, so much like me .
I’ve never played,” Colin said. ” Lindsey asked. ” “Okay. ” Colin laughed. It suited him. No longer a prodigy, not yet a genius—but still a smartypants. “I don’t play games,” Colin said. ” “Well, you should. Playing is fun. Although Scrabble isn’t really the A#1 way of doing it,” Lindsey said. Final Score: Hollis: 158 Colin: 521 Lindsey: 293 Hassan: 0 34 35 35 After he called his parents and told them he was in a town called Gutshot but failed to mention he was boarding with strangers, Colin stayed up late working on the Theorem in his new bedroom on the second floor, which featured a nice oak desk with empty drawers.
The uh and the sis. ” She smiled. ” “No. No. I never get tired of anything you do,” he said, and then he wanted to say he was sorry, but just that sometimes he felt un-understandable and sometimes he worried when they bickered and she went a while without saying she loved him, but he restrained himself. ” “Imagine a situation” was a game she’d invented where Colin found the anagrams and then Katherine imagined an anagrammatic situation. “Okay,” she said. “Okay. So a guy goes out fishing on the pier, and he catches a carp, and of course it’s all riddled with pesticides and sewage and all the nasty Lake Michigan shit, but he takes it home anyway because he figures if you fry a carp long enough, it won’t matter.