Book Review: “Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell

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“Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell


“So these pictures were so fun to take! I was just in my backyard with one of my new favorite books, favorite dress just twirling around while my dog runs around!😂😂⁣⁣
New blog post out about ‘Fangirl’ by Rainbow Rowell! Long story short: read it!💕⁣

D E S C R I P T I O N ⁣
“From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park. A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, 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 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?”

Rose-Worthy Features

I’m an official fangirl of Fangirl! This book is SO cute, I’m officially obsessed. I’ve heard so many amazing reviews and comments about Fangirl, and it definitely lived up to the high expectations.

I thought Cath was such an entertaining character to read about. She seemed very introverted and a bit shy but it was interesting to see her grow from the beginning of the book to the end. Cath is starting college and starts to become more independent and doesn’t completely rely on her twin sister. She grows as a writer and faces difficulties of growing out of her fanfiction world. I LOVED the whole concept of Cath being a fanfiction writer, I think that’s what made this book different compared to any other book with a girl starting college and facing all the challenges that come with it.

The plot of this book was very calm. It was seeing Cath life through her eyes and facing all her struggles with her. Cath faces a series of problems throughout the book with her family, romantic, and her personal life. I don’t think I’m doing this book justice but it was so good, and I found it entertaining to read about all the struggles Cath faces plus how she grows and overcomes them.  Cath grew so much as the book went on and I love seeing character development in a book.

The romance in this book was SO CUTE! Ahh, I love Cath and Levi! They were so cute and different compared to each other. Cath was usually quite, while Levi was VERY outgoing. They had so many cute moments that made me smile. I absolutely adored them.

There were a lot of little things that the author did to make me enjoy this book. For starters, the chapters of “Carry On”, was one of my highlights while reading. They were cute to read and it was interesting to read what Cath was writing.

Just something random that completely blew my mind, was that Cath and her twin sisters names together made up Catherine! Their mom wasn’t expecting twins so she took a name and turned it into two, Cath and Wren!

Final Thoughts

.           Overall, I rate his book 5 out of 5. This book was such a cute read, and I always looked forward to reading each chapter. Cath was an entertaining character to read because she was so unique and different from other characters. The plot was very smooth and calm but not boring. Levi and Cath’s relationship was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, and I can guarantee that you will love this book.

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