By John Green
From the number one 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 variety is women named Katherine. And by way of women named Katherine, Colin is often getting dumped. Nineteen instances, to be detailed. 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 driving shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a venture to turn out the concept of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will expect the way forward for any courting, avenge Dumpees far and wide, and at last win him the woman. Love, friendship, and a useless Austro-Hungarian archduke upload as much as spectacular and heart-changing conclusions during this ingeniously layered comedian novel approximately reinventing oneself.
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Colin glanced at Lindsey Lee Wells, who suppressed a smile as she smacked orange gum. “I’m Colin,” the boyfriend said, his hand extended. ’” Hassan then said, “My cousin, he speak very little English. ” The Other Colin laughed, as did the two other boys, who quickly introduced themselves as Chase and Fulton. ) “Je m’appelle Pierre,” Colin blurted out after the boys had introduced themselves. ” “We get a lot of foreign tourists here,” said the only girl besides Lind-sey,who was tall and thoroughly Abercrombified in her tight tank top.
There are studies about this shit. Prodigies tend to hit their peak at, like twelve or thirteen. What have I done? I won a fugging game show a year ago? ” She sat up, looking down at him. He thought of her other sighs, the better and different ones of his body moving against hers. ” “Oh. Shit,” he said. And so it began. The end occurred mostly in her whispers and his silence—because he couldn’t whisper and they didn’t want to wake Colin’s parents. They succeeded in staying quiet, in part because it felt like the air had been shocked out of him.
The owner of the castle where he was buried needed money and put him up for sale. ” Hassan wondere d . ” “That’s a lot of money,” Colin said, his hand still on the granite obelisk. “The dollar rose by a factor of more than ten between 1920 and now, so that’s more than thirty-five thousand dollars in today’s dollars. ” Lindsey Lee Wells rolled her eyes. “Okay, okay—I am sufficiently impressed. Enough already. ” “I wasn’t trying to impress anyone,” Colin insisted defensively. ” Three guys and one girl were trudging up the slope, just their heads visible.