An Abundance Of Katherine’s By: John Green

Colin Singleton is a 17 year old who is afraid that he is no longer a genius. And over the span of his life he has dated nineteen girls all named Katherine. But when he is dumped by Katherine XIX, Colin and his friend Hassan go on a road trip so that Colin can feel whole again.

I would recommend this book to young adults(ages 14 and up) who enjoy John Green’s style of writing, and love funny books. One of the reasons I enjoy this book is because of the interesting and hilarious footnotes. The theme is young adult fiction, romance, relationships, being unique, happiness, and knowledge. This is not one of John Green;s best novels but is definitely worth reading.

John Green is an author, screenwriter, vlogger, producer and actor. He was born August 24 1977, and has won the 2006 Printz Award for Looking For Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars was number one on the New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012. He graduated from Kenyon College with a double major in English and Religious Studies. He now lives in Orlando, Florida.


“Fully fun, challengingly complex and entirely entertaining.” Kirkus, starred review

“Laugh-out-loud funny…a coming-of-age American road trip that is at once a satire of and tribute to its many celebrated predecessors.” –Horn Book, starred review

“Funny, sweet, and unpredictable.” –The Minneapolis Star Tribune


Holding Up The Universe By: Jennifer Niven

Libby Strout, America’s fattest teen is not hiding anymore and is finally ready for high school.

Jack Masselin has a secret; he cannot recognize faces, even his loved ones.

When Libby and Jack meet, they are yet to understand that both their worlds have been changed forever.

I would recommend this book to the ages of 13-15 or people who enjoy Jennifer Nivens style of writing. What made this book unique, was that it highlighted both of their insecurities and that allowed the reader to connect their own lives to those of the characters. And though all the readers might not have the same problems as Libby or Jack, we all have something that we are afraid of. This book tackles obesity, prosopagnosia, and love all in one. I highly recommend this book, and this is definitely would be on my list of “books to read before 14”.

Jennifer Niven is the author of “Holding up the Universe”, “ All The Bright Places” as well as four adult books,  three non-fiction books, and much more. She was born on May 14th, 1968 in North Carolina, US. She has one the “Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Young Adult Fiction”, and is very successful.  She is the founder of “Germ Magazine” for high school readers and now lives in Los Angeles.