Having been impressed with John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars I’ve been keen to check out some of his other work and so last month I picked up a copy of this, his second novel.
The story concerns seventeen year old Colin, a 17 year old former child prodigy who is starting to realize that he might never have a “eureka moment”- something that matters. Due to head for college after the summer Colin is in a funk, having been left heartbroken by being dumped, for the nineteenth time, all of which have been done by girls named Katherine.
Colin’s summer seems planned out, with his father keen for him to do extracurricular activities and more learning, but plans change when Colin’s slacker best friend, Hassan, suggests a road trip. The duo convince their parents to allow them to go and hit the road. Winding up in a small…
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