Sorry for last weeks! I think soon will write some bonus posts!
A few days ago I finished the book fangirl so here’s my review…
- Genre: YA, Contemporary and romance
- Published in 2013 by St. Martin’s Press
- Pages: 445
- My rating: 8.5 out of 10 I think!?
- Favorite quotes:“
“To really be a nerd, she’d decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one.”
“And I want that kiss to have been the start of something. Not the end.”
- Plot: 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?
- I recommend it to fangirls mostly introverted ones
Characters: I loved the characters, because they are so real!: Cath, main character who has a twin, Wren her opposite in some things but I didn’t hate her. Raegan, Cath’s roommate and Levi… LEVI!!! I know it’s easy for me to love male characters in YA but Levi is special, always with a smile for everyone ( maybe we can compare his personality to Peeta’s one)…Then there are the dad and the mother, I dont’ want to spoil anyhting, but I got emotional…
Everyone is so real. No one was soo perfect or soo bad and you can picture everyone so easily!
Writing: the writing was amazing. It was simple but original, fluid and made every situation so relatable! The author also wrote some excerpts from the fanfiction and the books of Simon Snow… I skipped those, I’M SO SORRY but I couldn’t understand them and I wanted to know the story of Cath, but I think Rainbow had a genious idea (I thought I maybe never heard about them because I don’t live in the U.S.A. but then I looked for them on the internet and realized that they don’t exist…. *sigh*)
General: First of all it’s my first Rainbow Rowell’s book and it’s the second that i read in english (like a book with at least 300 pages).
What should I say now!? I read this book to read it with a buddy read. I loved having a buddy read, since it was my first time it wasn’t easy to keep in touch but I’d love to do that again. My buddy read has been Maria go and visit her blog now!!
I pictured immediately as the main character, we really have so much in common… I think a lot of people that didn’t like this book it’s because of her personality (like a cat: she hates changes, she likes to be alone sometimes, and loves to be in her comfort zone aka “the internet”)
But there’s also a great balance of seriousness: blending the humor and the real together, because in the book Cath struggles with other things other than fanfiction.
That’s it if you have any questions or you want to say something about the book and review comments are highly appreciated 🙂 View all my reviews on goodreads.
Hope you will read it and enjoy it as I did,
DISCUSSION WITH SPOILERS
First of all the FEELS
Cath and Levi ship it or not? I’ve so many different feelings about this ship… At the beginning I shipped Cath and Nick, but then I started to hate Nick. I just can’t see Cath and Levi together… I ship them because I’m similar to Cath and I love Levi but…
The end when I realised I ws reading the last page I was like WHAT!?!? I just think it ended too soon and I’d have enjoyed a short cute epilogue!
Other things: I didn’t expect that much romance (because I don’t really like it) but I enjoyed it.
3 thoughts on “Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell”
Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews 24/04/2016
Great review! I really need to read this one!!
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Krysta @ Pages Unbound 24/04/2016
I’ve been seeing this one around a lot lately. Contemporary YA isn’t really my genre, but I might have to make an exception for this one! I also like that it’s set in college as that’s not very common for YA.
You should give it a try!!