By John Green
From the number 1 bestselling writer of The Fault in Our Stars
Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles instances publication Prize Finalist
When it involves relationships, Colin Singleton’s sort is ladies named Katherine. And by way of ladies named Katherine, Colin is usually getting dumped. Nineteen occasions, to be distinct. On a street journey miles from domestic, this anagram-happy, washed-up baby prodigy has 10000 funds in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his path, and an obese, pass judgement on Judy–loving ally using shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a undertaking to turn out the theory of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will are expecting the way forward for any dating, avenge Dumpees in every single place, and eventually win him the woman. Love, friendship, and a lifeless Austro-Hungarian archduke upload as much as miraculous and heart-changing conclusions during this ingeniously layered comedian novel approximately reinventing oneself.
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But steer them toward real history, if you can. ” Lindsey coughed, mumbled, “Bullshit,” and then coughed again. Hollis’s eyes grew wide. ” “Shit,” Lindsey said. “Dick. ” She glided over to the fireplace mantel, and placed a dollar bill in a glass Mason jar. “Don’t have any change, Hollis,” she said. Colin couldn’t help but laugh; Hollis glowered. “Well,” she said, “y’all should head out. ” asked Lindsey. ” “I’m supposed to be tape recording strangers,” Colin pointed out. “The other Colin,” Hollis said.
Asked Colin. “Uh, no,” she said to Colin. “I’m an only child. ” “He was too busy being adorably self-involved to notice,” Hassan interjected. ” Colin asked Lindsey. ” “Oh,” said Colin and Hassan simultaneously, both embarrassed. “Yeah, I like green beans,” Hassan said, trying to change the subject as quickly as possible. Lindsey pulled shut the kitchen door behind her, and Hassan shrugged toward Colin and smirked, then returned to the couch. “I need to work,” Colin said. He found his way down a pink-wallpapere d hallway and into a room with a huge wooden desk that looked like the kind of place where a president might sign a bill into law.
If it walks like a cool kid and talks like a cool kid and dresses like a cool kid and has the right mix of naughtyandnastyandnice like a cool kid, it becomes a cool kid. But I’m not an asshole to people. ” “Well, okay. ” She repeated it, almost defensively. ” “Um, okay. I wouldn’t care if you did,” Colin acknowledged. “Nerds always say they don’t give a shit about popularity; but—not having friends sucks. I never liked quote unquote cool kids, personally —I thought they were all dumb little shits.