Saturday, October 26, 2013

#3 Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


*I get all of my summaries from Goodreads.*

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 

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? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Pages? 433
Published On? September 10, 2013 by Martin's Press
Series? No.


“I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.” 


Creativity: 9/10
Characters: 10/10 
Plot: 7/10
Writing: 9/10
Pacing: 8/10

Total: 43/50

5 stars


This is the second book by Rainbow that I have read, the other being Eleanor and Park. Rainbow is an amazing writer and she just knows how to create an amazing story. 

One thing that I have loved with both books I have read by her are her wonderful characters. You can relate to the characters so easily. When they feel pain, you feel pain and want to give them a big hug. If they are happy and joyful about something, you will begin to smile and be happy as well. I just love all of her characters and how believable and how easily you can relate to them. <3

Great job, Rainbow.

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