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An Abundance of Katherines

John Green, Author, Jeff Woodman, Read by
John Green, Author, Jeff Woodman, Read by , read by Jeff Woodman. Brilliance Audio $29.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4233-2450-8
Reviewed on: 11/13/2006
Release date: 09/01/2006
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Though Woodman did a strong job on the audio version of Green's Looking for Alaska (see above), the author's second young adult novel proves to be more of a challenge. This follow-up is looser and less traditionally structured, more in the postmodern vein, without a sad and lovable heroine for a narrator to wrap his energies around. There's a much nerdier element to Green's latest hero, teenage prodigy Colin Singleton, and not as much understandable or likeable weirdness in the other characters. Despite these shortcomings, Woodman does manage to carve out a narrow turf of credibility and interest, where young adults who enjoy being tested by their entertainment choices might find some moments of pleasure. Ages 12-up. (Oct.)

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