Review of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Synopsis: 
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?


Rating: I will be giving this book a 4 out of 5 stars. This is saying a lot about a contemporary. If you follow my blog, you know I am not the biggest reader in contemporary fiction, especially when it comes to young adult contemporary fiction. I feel it is just the same story over and over again, however, with this book, it brought me back to my first year of college and all the anxiety that comes with it. The main character in this book Cath was a very relatable and I truly enjoyed reading her growth not only as a college student with everyday life going on but as a writer. If you are about to go into college or you are like me who is about to finish and you want to relive your freshman year then I definitely think you should pick this book up. I am not going to say any spoilers but I am so upset that this book had to end. 

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