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Friday, April 7, 2017

#BookReview: Fangirl by @rainbowrowell

 

Rating: 4 Pages
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This special edition includes fan art, a ribbon bookmark, a Q&A with the author, and an excerpt from her new book Carry On.

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?

New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 
New York Times Best Seller!







Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (Attachments and Landline). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (Eleanor & ParkFangirl, and Carry On). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.
When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things.
She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.




When I set put to finally read Fangirl, I must have had over 10 copies come my way since it was published.  And I never once picked it up.  I didn't think that this was going to be a book that I was going to love or even generally be interested in. Well, I am here to tell you I was so wrong.  This coming of age book was so good.  I really loved Cather and her sister Wren although we don't get much of Wren in this one.  I really loved the love interested as well.   I am really trying to figure out what I want to say about this book.  I just finished it.

Ok so first off the 4-star rating. Why not 5?  I'm not giving it 5 stars for the fact that I really didn't like all the in story story. Reading about her fanfiction was kinda boring.  I could have lived without it.  I will, however, be reading Carry On as soon as I get a copy of it.  I am not one as you know for LGBT books (unless it's Magnus and Alex, like duh!!) but this one has gotten my attention, so I'm going to give it a try.

The rest of the story was splendid.  I almost put it down because not much was happening. And well I just couldn't. I do know what it was about it but I just couldn't put it down.  I'm writing this April 1st and I stayed up until 2 am reading last night. And the first thing I did this morning was finishing this story. I read it in 6 hours total. That's just how good it was.
This was a great coming of age, finding your own path story.  All the characters made the story what it is. The was a down to earth kind of story that will keep you reading until the end.  You won't want to put it down.   And I can't wait to pick up another book from Rowell.

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