Today’s post is going to be a review about Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
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?
Author – Rainbow Rowell
Title – Fangirl
Publisher – Pan Macmillan
Publication date – January 30th, 2014
Pages – 459
Special features – Fan Art; Carry On excerpt
Price – $10.79
ISBN – 9781447263227
Series – /
Version – Paperback
Genre – Young Adult/Contemporary/Romance
Trigger Warning – mental illness
Language – English
My Rating – 📖📖📖📖
# What I liked
First of all, like on nearly every review of mine, I really
liked loved the characters! They were all so funny, relatable and real! Like every college student is in real life. Being in my second semester of uni (I should already be on my 6th but hey I wanted to do something different) I felt that I could identify with Cath! I’m writing Fanfiction, I’m really shy (or should I say that I’m more of an introvert?) and I don’t really like to talk to strangers. When I can recognize myself in a character I’m pretty sure that I’ll like the novel. So it was no surprise to me, that I gave this book a pretty good rating.
Another great thing about this book is the Fanfiction! As I’ve mentioned above, I’m also writing Fanfic. So I found it a pretty cool fact that Fanfiction was mentioned in Fangirl. And it’s also the first contemporary book that I’ve read where this “genre” is mentioned.
# What I disliked
Even though I didn’t give Fangirl a 5-star rating there’s nothing that I disliked!
# Favourite Character
Levi!!!!!! Do I have to say more? NOPE! Levi is amazing and I want more Levi!!!
Fangirl was a fast-paced read and a great introduction to Rainbow Rowell’s work. I have laughed a lot during this book and I could relate to all the characters pretty well. Contemporary may not be my favourite genre but I was definitely amazed by this book. I’d recommend it to every contemporary lover.
Have you read Fangirl? If so what are your thoughts on this book? Or do you plan to read it in the future? Please let me know in the comments below.
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