Instead of wishing for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle like all the other boys, Colin wanted a ¨eureka moment" instead (4)
Colin was a child prodigy. He was not at all menial. (19)
While Hassan talks about how God Hates Baguettes, Colin is meandering (in his mind), about how he loves so many things. (22)
Colin and Hassan decide to go see the Archduke. They expect the journey to be placid, but instead, it goes very wrong. Colin falls, and starts bleeding. Lindsay has to put medicine on it, which Colin says feels like hot sauce. (42)
" Collin had always preferred baths, one of his general policies in life was never to do anything standing up but it could be easily done laying down" pg (1). I noticed that John Green used the idea of a warm bath being used as a relaxing position and to be able to think more since this was his 19 girl that he got dumped by.
I think Colin is extremely depressed because of possibly his old girlfriend named Katherine. I think he's trying to ignore her, but it isn't exactly working. (23)
I'm going backwards in this book just to post this Project Eloquence word. <br/>
Colin is feeling melancholy after being dumped by his girlfriend, Katherine. (7)
Colin has a complete superfluous amount of pain in his heart. He can't get over Katherine and he keeps repeating it those who ask him what is going on with him and why he is so upset.
" Collin very much wanted to have some important discoveries" pg (2). It shows how Collin who was four who thought that life should mean something to him.That there many new thing to discover but to think that a young person can think so deeply like this give Collin character as a person.
" It was never a good thing when both parents sit on your bed in your room" pg (2). I know this is true and I feel the same way because that happens to me a couple of time. I feel like they know his struggles of girlfriends.
I think that Colin is just making Hassan more and more antagonized by saying all of his terrible feelings right now. Hassan is trying to help him and the more he doesn't accept it the angrier he gets. (32)
¨The Skinny One will wait for the Fat One in the trunk¨ Hassan is being called ¨The Fat One¨. It's not nice, but it's true because Hassan is definitely not gaunt. (87)
Hassan is a really good friend. He is getting out of trouble in order to help Colin become more happy and pleasurable since he is basically extremely depressed from Katherine. I think that this trip is going to be exciting for them. (36)
I think that they are going to each end up with jobs within one week. But, they're going to give each other a hard time. Colin was half-drunk one day and it hasn't exactly gotten better. He is lonely and he isn't used to getting out much. It's going to be hard getting used to being responsible. (37)
How many Katherines can there be? Why does Colin love Katherines so much? What was so great about them? I'm starting to wonder if they're actually all the same persons. (39)
I think that Colin is fiend because of Katherine. He is addicted to the fact that Katherine made the mistake and that he misses her because she was so amazing. I feel like he is obsessed with her, but he loves her for it. But, he also needs to get over her. Hassan is a great friend for this trip to get him better though. (52)
Colin misses Katherine after her dumping him. He is in a tangle. If he wants to get out of this quandary, he needs to forget about her and move on. (7)
"I'm--I'm just a failure"! To think that a girl made Collin feel this way means that he cares and he know that what he did messed up everythinghe had.
"All I ever wanted for her to love me and to do something meaningful with my life" pg (93). What does Collin want from Katherine is it that he wanted his love for her to go far in life.
Colin is feeling horrible after being dumped. He's really in a tangle. If he wants to get out of this quandary, he needs to move on. (7)
Colin is filled with ubiquitous sadness. Wherever he goes, and when Hassan tries to help him, he still cant get over Katherine. (93)
Hassan and Lindsey left without Colin to go ¨cruising¨. Colin is just reading, nonchalantly, not even caring that they left him. (110)
" The problem was that this most special, magnificent, brilliant boy was—well, not (pg 96). He thinks of himself as all these things but he doesn't believe it sometimes. Which these things bring him down.
I agree with Colin. Hassan is smart and kind and he's worried about not being good enough. I think it's something he should forget about because he has no problem being himself and doing what he wants. (77)
"And he didn't matter". pg (96). I hate how repeats the same thing about how katherine might feel about him whether its hatred.
Colin is in Nostalgia. All he wants is to be back with Katherine again and for her to love him again. I bet she still does love him, just not in love with him. She said it herself and she knows he still loves her. (85)
"Famous is the new popular" (pg 98). I agree with this idea that everyone wants fame and thinks that fame will give them happiness but not in Collin's life he wants love the way him and Katherine loved each other.
I think since the way that Collin is feeling towards his life and what he thinks Katherine feels about him. There love that they once had will be eradicate because of all the arugments and all the hatred Katherine has for Collin.
Colin has dated a superfluous amount of girls compared to Lindsey, since she has only dated one boy and they're all named Katherine. I think that that is pretty absurd considering he is still only upset about the last one.
Colin is truly a prodigy. Usual kid's IQ's are from 145 to 190, but Colin's is over 200. (112)
I am kind of confused on the way Lindsey, Hassan, and Colin talk to each other. It could be rude, kind, or even in a different language and it kind of throws me off sometimes. (128)
I think that Lindsey over exaggerates a bit and her life isn't actually all that bad. I think she beats herself up too much to realize how great of a life she has and how others would kill for it. (132)
I think Lindsey likes Colin. She mumbles things to herself and tries to play "hard to get." Colin knows this but she doesn't need to act the way she does. (135)
I think the reason that Colin gets dumped so much is because he says too little or does too little with a girl that he loves and doesn't really take the time to realize what's right in front of him. (151)
I think that Colin must treat the girls that he is in a relationship with really well. He prefers girls when they do not wear their makeup. Being a girl, I know that girls don't prefer their selves that way because they don't look pretty enough, which is why I don't understand why he has gotten dumped so many times. (193)
I think that both Colin and Hassan like Lindsey but she already has a boyfriend. (167)
I think it is a good thing that K-19 is going away because Colin will probably get over her a lot easier. It's easier not to hear someone's voice for a while because it could keep people busy. (210)
I think all of the math and formulas in this book are explaining how Colin gets into complicated and confusing relationships making it add up to making his whole life that way. (240)
The "oldsters" give better advice than many people. They are good to help people understand life better since they are the wisest and have gone through it for more amount of time than anyone else. (246)
I am glad that Colin is glad for Hassan. He finally got what he wanted and he feels good about himself. (225)
I think that Lindsey is playing hard to get and actually likes Colin. I think she is lying about it to make him like her more. (298)
Lindsey is smart and funny and makes Colin happy. I can understand their theories together so much and I can tell they really like each other. (280)
It is kind of funny how Colin has to call people from fourth grade just to figure out this theorem. Katherine III is probably provoked because of the amount of his very random questions.
The magnitude of Colin's care for Lindsey is shown when he defends her. He got beat up and hurt for her because she was doing the right thing. That is another reason why I think he likes her.
Project Pearl Essay: An Abundance of Katherines Gabby Apostle<br/>
Colin’s unwillingness to admit his faults is his greatest fault. In the book, “An abundance of Katherines” by John Green, the main character named Colin has had 19 different girlfriends all by the name of Katherine. All but one situation have been the girl to break up with Colin, except for K-2 who Colin had broken up with because he believed that he should not want to have to miss her since they met at summer camp. But, Colin seems to think that there should be some theory behind all of these break ups. For a long time, Colin’s best friend Hassan has always stood by him. For anything he needed, any time Colin had had a breakup or a problem, Hassan was always there. Sometimes Hassan kept to himself that figuring out his theorem could be a little ridiculous because he never wanted to hurt his best friend. Colin is a very smart guy who gets pretty impressive grades and is most of the time always right which is why he always kept up with working on his theorem. But, despite his intelligence, Colin could become very selfish. He could also become a know-it-all. <br/>
Hassan took Colin on a “road-trip” and they wound up in a town called Gutshot to help Colin clear his head and forget all about all of the Katherines in his life and all of the broken hearts. The both of them make new friends in Gutshot and Hassan even meets a girl he really likes named Katrina. Hassan was never a “doer” as he says (238) and he always was there for the people who were especially Colin. He feels that Colin isn’t exactly happy for him. Colin makes fun of him a little bit for trying and Hassan responds saying, “sit around and make jokes and be Mr. Funnypants and just make fun of everyone elses attempts to do something. Make fun of you when you get back up and try to love yourself another Katherine” (239). Clearly, he is trying to tell him something here that Colin doesn’t realize. He doesn’t see that he can’t go on his whole life trying to figure out some theorem. The real problem could even just be Colin. Hassan wonders if Colin ever wonders why every Katherine breaks up with him. The answer could be that he can never perceive the fact that he is not always grateful and cannot confess the things that he does wrong. The only thing he does do is tell everyone else that they are wrong and makes fun of them for trying to make it better. But, he won’t admit that he is wrong. Hassan responds to this by saying he is not thankful for his best friend or his great life. Colin will not admit his wrongs. He has been selfish and rude and Hassan is tired of it. Colin never knows what the real problem is. Considering Colin is always right, he could also always be wrong and he needs to fix that. That is the biggest problem here and Hassan still fights to help him fix that because that is the type of person he is. Someone who would not leave his friend and throw him around and ignore him. Exactly when Colin decides to realize all of these things, his life will become better and less confusing.
The oddity of Colin's appearance and thoughts, make him appear as an unsocial, scrawny boy (2).
Colin could make out the protrusion of his mom's one shock of white among her curly brown hair (5).
Colin's felt as if Katherine had stole his dignity. He felt like an embezzlement had taken place, but instead of money, it was his heart (7).
Colin approached a rendzvous point where he and Katherine would meet up (15).
Colin had a very dispirited attitude when Katherine broke up with him on their last day of high school (20).
Colin shouted and gesticulated at Hassan when he woke him up from his sleep (22).
Colin refused to talk to Katherine in close proximity since he was really mad at her (24).
How has Colin never disappointed his parents?(13)
Does Colin not process emotions?(19)
Does everything remind Colin of Katherine or is it the fact that he's sad?(25)
Why are they making up identities?(51)
Why did Colin sketch a graph?(41)
Why did Colin call his fall a Eureka moment?(41)
How did Colin know french?(51)
What is KranialKidz?(55)
When Colin and Hassan disagreed on where to go next on their trip, they had a negotiation and decided to go to both (45).
Hassan told Colin not to dwell on his past with Katherine. He argued that it would make their trip depressing ad not fun (50).
I didn't know what the word "oenophiles" meant. The author writes, "Your home is an Alamo for oenophiles, he'd cry" (52). I looked up the word and found out that it meant, someone who knows a lot about wine. The author was probably comparing Colin's intelligent family to a bunch of people thta new a lot of information about wine.
Colin uses his love for studying new things, to pass the time when he has nothing to do. Colin thinks to himself, "We went into the living room, where I lay across the couch, studying Latin" (56).
Will Hollis and Lindsey affect the story?(59)
Hassan's adventurous attitude makes him seem like a wild character that will do anything that seems awesome. ¨Hassan clapped his hands together and had a look of excitement on his face" (59).
Colin doesn't like to think of himself as someone who is smarter than everyone else. He replies to Lindsey, "'I'm a washed-up child prodigy'" (62).
The author gives the reader hints, in order to figure out what time period the book takes place. The author said that Colin and Lindsey drove past a TacoBell. This gives a hint to the reader that the book takes place in more of a recent time since people didn't have TacoBell until the mid 1900s.
Will Lindsey affect Colin throughout the story? She is starting to become an important character as we find more out about her (65).
It was ironic when Colin-- being the genius that he is-- said that he had never played Scrabble. "A genius who's never played Scrabble. Ha!"' (67).
The author uses a simile. Lindsey abruptly exclaimed, "'Well, you sound like a raccoon clearing its throat"' (70).
Are Colin and Lindsey creating a special bond? If so, what will Hassan and Lindsey's friends think? (72).
The author has his own style where he doesn't put spaces between some words. This could show how the words are very similar or opposites. "'[...] naughtyandnastyandnice like a cool kid"'(75).
Hassan told Colin something that made Colin think about the current world and not be living in the past. He said, '''Famous is the new popular''' (77).
Will the phrase, ''Famous is the new popular''(77), mean something more to Colin? If so, will he share his thoughts about this phrase with Hassan and Lindsey?
Lindsey's friends create a free spirit place for Colin and Hassan. They are always calm and make sure to always have a good time. This can influence Colin to loosen up. His appearance and attitude makes him seem like an uptight, genius (150).
I think Colin is interested in girls only named Katherine because his first girlfriend (named Katherine), broke his heart. Colin could be trying to fill an empty space in his life my having someone love him back. Maybe the name Katherine symbolizes sadness for Colin and he keeps on trying to overcome this sadness (85).
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Colin has many flashbacks throughout the story about all of the Katherines that he has dated. '''Colin, I'm breaking up with you''' (175).
Colin shares his own opinions about life which adds voice to the story. '''Authors never include the whole story''' (198). This statement shows how Colin wants to explore things until he knows everything.
When Lindsey cut off her mom when she was in the middle of a very interesting conversation with Colin, it sparked a spunky and rude attitude for Lindsey. Colin was also baffled because he had never seen Lindsey act this way (202).
The reader can tell that Lindsey's mom isn't fond of Colin and Hassan. "'I want six hours of new tape turned into me every day"' (205). Lindsey's mom wants to keep an eye on Colin and Hassan every day encase they are up to no good.
Even though Hassan and Colin are best friends, Colin doesn't always know what Hassan is up to. "You could never quite know with Hassan" (215).
The author is trying to show express Lindsey and Colin's relationship by having them be alone multiple times throughout the book (226).
Colin is describing Lindsey's house, by using a lot of descriptive words. "The house smelled like musty old couches and unfinished wood" (235).
I didn't know what the word"intellectuals" meant while reading my book. Based off of the context I realized it actually is a person who engages is critical study (238).
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