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Friday, May 9, 2014

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

by Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Chick Lit, Contemporary, Humor, Romance, Young Adult
Publication: September 10th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
Format: ebook, 448 pages
Source: Own
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In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to. Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

I love Rainbow Rowell’s Attachment and her writing style. When I found out about Fangirl, I know that there’s no way that I’m going to miss this. You see... I’m a little bit of a fangirl myself, although  I’m positive that I’m not as crazy as Cath. 

Fangirl, was about Cath who was a fangirl. She and her twin sister, Wren were a Simon Snow’s fan. They read the book, wrote fanfiction and did a few other things that any fangirl do. As they grew up, Wren grew away from her fandom. And now that they’re going to leave for college, Wren told Cath that they can’t always be together. Wren doesn’t want to be roommates. Now Cath was out of her comfort zone. She didn’t know how to survive college life without Wren. How was she going to make new friends? And what about her fanfiction?  What about their father who was going to live alone while Cath and Wren were away to college?

I love this book! I think Rainbow Rowell did a great job on writing this book. There were a little bit of everything—family, friendship, humor and romance. What I like most about this book was how Cath was going through the change in college. She grew up, but she didn’t lose herself as Cath, a Simon Snow’s fangirl. The relationship between Cath and the other characters made the story sound real and alive. I love how the relationship between Cath and her roommate, Reagan was built. Their conversation are mostly funny. And the romance between Cath and Levi was really sweet and cute! I love how Levi is around Cath. He was so nice and sweet and patient and he loved it when Cath read her fanfiction for him. 

Fangirl was definitely a fun read. It made me feel happy and I’m very satisfied with the ending. I think I’m going to purchase myself a physical book of Fangirl for my collection because I love every part of the book.

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  1. I enjoyed reading Fangirl! Levi is such a sweet guy! Thanks for recommending the book to me.



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