Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Published: September 10th 2013
Characters: Cath(Cather), Wren, Levi, and Reagen.
Hardcover pages: 438
Setting: Lincoln, Nebraska (US)
Synopsis: A coming-of-age tale of fanfiction, 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, 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 fanfiction, 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 fanfiction 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?
My Review: When I first started reading this book I was kind of annoyed at Cath, I felt like she was too closed off and she didn't even try to make friends or go out at all, and that annoyed me honestly, I am the kind of girl who is always in her room reading fanfiction and once I tried writing it, but I was never like Cath, I wished to go to parties and to have fun and all that, and if I was in Cath's position I would have been desperately trying to make friends and do stuff because I feel like you should always let loose in college, have fun and do anything you want (and ofc study, you can't forget that!)
But after a while she warmed up to me and I actually started to enjoy the storyline more, which is great because I loved this book so much, it definitely made it's way to my top favorite stand alone books when I finished reading this book I actually started to look for more books like this and sadly I didn't find any haha, but hopefully I will find some later on because I love to read books set in college.
There was one thing that kind of bugged me though ( but not really haha, yes I am weird.) and that was the Simon Snow fanfictions they put into the book, I honestly skipped all of it, I was so much more interested in Cath's storyline than her fanfiction, but I was interested in Simon Snow too, just not in reading the fanfiction, if Rainbow Rowell came out with a Simon Snow book I would definitely buy it and read it, it seems like it would be awesome haha.
Stars: I gave this book a 5 stars out of 5, I definitely recommend it to everyone, it's a really fun and heartwarming book.
Would i Re-read ?: Yes I can definitely see myself rereading this book a lot in the future!, I already want to read it again haha.