Book Review – Fangirl

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Title: Fangirl

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Synopsis: 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?

Rating: 4 stars

Review: This is quite possibly one of the most talked about books in the book community, so naturally I just had to read it and see what all the fuss was about. After all, that’s what got me to read The Fault In Our Stars and Graceling.

First of all, I wasn’t crazy into reading it – don’t kill me! It just didn’t catch my attention that much – it didn’t make me want to stay up all night to finish it, or get me rooting for the characters.

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I’ve heard a lot of people say it isn’t really a representation of a fangirl, and I agree to a point. You come for the fangirl but stay for Levi. Levi is literally bae goals; he’s sweet, and adorable, and he’s got these issues that just endear you to him.

It is a good book, and I enjoyed it to a point, but I’m not crazy into it like I’ve seen a lot of book nerds being into it. I’m going to read Eleanor and Park next hopefully, so maybe that’ll be my next book obsession.

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