Character AnalysisColin Singleton is a child prodigy and a Katherine-dater. He isalways saying random facts that no one cares for example “‘.
..the world’slargest wooden church is in Finland.’ ” (Chapter 5, Page 26) or “Fetorhepaticus” (Chapter 4, Page 21) is a word for bad breath. His ProdigyColin isn’t just a normal childprodigy; he always shares interesting facts with people around him in eachsituations Colin finds everything fascinating.
He could read a thousand of booksand remember every single one of them. Everybody loves to read, buteven the bookworm on earth would not try to read the phone book for fun.Colin’s wish has always been to become a genius and make a really big discoveryso he can be remembered for doing something that benefits the world in someway.Colin thinks the best thingsin his life has already passed him and doesn’t want to forget it. All Colin wants is to beimportant to anyone in the world so he starts doing a theorem to analyze allthe relationships with his Katherine’s dumping him.
The Katherine’sBut Colin can’t get Katherinefrom his head, he still wants her back really badly even as he works hard tofind out a solution on his theorem. All of the 19 girls that Colin dated theirnames were Katherine. Every single Katherine had also dumped him. He doesn’t gofor any other girl with a different name. The bad thing is that he is sofocused in getting dumped that he can’t even remember what happened before inhis relationship.
Most of the relationships that he had are too similar toclones. He remembers specific details about the relationship of him and theKatherine-19 pretty well, apart from that all of them are the same. All girlsnamed Katherine’s that he dated are a symbol for Colin to view women andrelationships that he had instead of any single women. That’s the reason why herefers women by numbers at the end and why he can’t remember if he was the onedumped or he was the one that dumped.
All Katherines were just a copy of eachone of them, he was playing 19 times the same relationship all over again untilhe met Lindsey Lee Wells. Not mattering and loving itAt the end, instead of tryingto use a math formula, numbers or equations to predict his relationships andhis entire life, Colin learns to relax and see where it takes him with his relationshipwith Lindsey. At the beginning of the bookhe always wanted to be special in his own way, but by the end of the book hewas felt not-unique in the very best possible way.
Prodigy: young person with exceptional qualities andabilities