SPOILERS ABOUND IN THIS REVIEW. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING READING IT DO NOT READ THIS!
It kills me to say this, as I normally gush about every John Green book I read, but this was quite a disappointment. Was there still the funny best friend? Absolutely. The loveable main character? Yup. A really cool love interest that you wish was real so you could be best friends with them? Of course! Yet for some reason, I was bored. I mean, really, really, bored. Like, I read 3 other books in the time it took me to finish this one book bored.
Here's how the plot seemed to me: Whiny boy loses first "real" girlfriend, goes on a road trip with his bestie to try to forget her. Mopes about the whole time until, lo and behold, he meets a pretty girl who is also cool and funny (guess who becomes the love interest in this story). Said whiny boy gets a job in small town, Tennessee <-------------(I do freakin LOVE the fact it takes place in my home state!) and forgets about former girlfriend by falling in love with someone who doesn't have the name Katherine. The End. (Hey, I told you there would be spoilers in this review).
It seemed like the only thing that really caught my interest in the whole book was finding out that Katherine 1 was in fact the same person as Katherine 19. I thought that part was quite cute and sad at the same time.
If you've never read a John Green book, please don't start with this one. Read The Fault in our Stars or Paper Towns and you'll be as much of a John Green junkie as me.
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure plenty of people will still really enjoy this book, but I'm just not one of them.
3 out of 5 stars (only because Mr. Green's witty sarcasm is hilarious does this earn a 3, otherwise I'd be at a 2)