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Colin Singleton a mild-mannered former child prodigy is the maincharacter in the book An Abundance of Katherines An Abundance ofKatherines published in 2006 won the Michael L Printz award in 2007as well as being on the top young adult book list He possessesexceptional intelligence and the ability to memorize many trivial facts Mr Singleton also has an extraordinary grasp for the principles ofmath and a strong command of vocabulary and grammar however he lacksthe ability to maintain a successful relationship Throughout thestory Colin changes drastically from a young devastated teen into astrong confident man with the ability to take on the world Colin has an uncanny fascination over girls with the first name ofKatherine In fact girls with that specific name are all he chooses todate He likes Katherines And not Katies or Kats or Kitties orCathys or Rynns or Trinas or Kays or Kates or God forbid Catherines K-A-T-H-E-R-I-N-E 15 When he is dumped by the nineteenth girlnamed Katherine Colin and his friend Hassan embark on a road trip tonowhere Colin is only interested at this point in the love of K-19and the ability to do something worthwhile in his life All I everwanted was for her to love me and to do something meaningful in my lifeAnd look I mean look9 supports his feeling of without being withher he believes he is nothing They set out on their excitingadventure and finally end up in Gutshot Tennessee in order to see thegrave of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand The dynamic duo land a jobworking for the owner of the most profitable business in town HollisWells and Colin slowly becomes infatuated with her daughter LindsayLee Wells a real charmer who already has a boyfriend Colin attemptsto develop a mathematical theorem detailing the projected outcome of arelationship with the help of Lindsay romance soon bloomsThroughout the course of most novels the protagonist
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