I recently re-read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, and I realized that I hadn’t written a review on this book yet. So, here goes!
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 (Goodreads): 4.2 stars/5
Fangirl always cheers me up, seriously! Rainbow Rowell always makes her plot and characters seem so realistic. From the very beginning to the very end, it felt as if I was taken into another world. The story starts off with Cath and her twin sister, Wren entering a new journey of their lives at the University of Nebraska. While Wren goes out and parties every day, Cath prefers to sit in her room writing Carry On, a fanfiction based on Simon and Baz. Even though Cath doesn’t enjoy being in the presence of strangers, she meets some pretty interesting people. And, that’s a good thing! I know there are a few people out there who haven’t read this book yet, and for their sake, I’m not going to spill out any fascinating details. Moving on to the character portrayal, the author has vividly portrayed the lives of all the characters which makes the readers feel as if they were witnessing them in reality. All of the dialogues, relationships, and emotional moments between the characters add up to the strikingly picturesque element of the book. Moreover, the author’s seamless and easy flowing writing is what impresses me the most. It’s surprising how a book can be so much fun to read in its simplicity.
My favourite quote from the book:
I would definitely recommend this book to YA lovers!
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