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Oct 27, 2014

Mini-Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Author: Rainbow Rowell
Pages: 445
My rating: 6 stars, special rating
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?

My thoughts.

I’ve always said that I wasn't the biggest fan of Eleanor & Park. I liked it, yes, but I didn't love it like everyone else.
That’s why I was really reluctant to read Fangirl. But one day, I just did.
I was just looking my “later” list on my kindle, and it caught my attention because I was bored and after the first chapter I couldn’t put it down.
For God’s sake, I don’t even know how to tell you how much I loved this book.
It’s realistic.
It’s funny.
It’s touching.
FANGIRL has those dialogues that I love from authors like John Green and Michelle Hodkin. They were smart, sarcastic and absolutely brilliant.
This book has amazing relationships: Cath and Wren. Cath and Nick. Cath and Levi. Cath and Reagan. Cath and her dad.
In fact, this book has absolutely wonderful characters and incredible descriptions of them.
Even those excerpts of Simon Snow were refreshing and amusing.
Rainbow Rowell’s writing is magnificent. Light and fast paced.
Even though it has more that 400 pages, the time flies. You end up wanting more.
Words cannot express how much this book melted my fangirl heart. This is a must read.



  1. I agree 100%!! I adooooored Fangirl and I'm actually thinking I NEEEEED to re-read it soon!!

  2. This is my favourite contemporary book! I just love Cath and Levi so much!!

    Eileen @ BookCatPin

  3. So excited to read it now, I've been wanting to for ages but a little intimidated since I haven't read any of Rainbow Rowell's yet, and since Fangirl is so hyped, you know/ I finally caved last month and bought it, but heard a lot about Cath and Levi so can't wait! :) Glad you loved it!


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