Life of a Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


Title: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Series: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary
Publication Date: September 10th 2013
Publisher: Macmillan Teen
Source: Gift from a friend
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Format: Hardcover

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?

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Elivia’s Review:

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is as awesome as its author’s name, I give it 4.5 stars! This book was soooo incredibly relatable, it was about a book obsessed girl, a.k.a. everyone reading this blog. This book was extremly funny, it really had me laughing out loud at Cath’s jokes and Levi’s charm. It also had a bit of romance stemming from Cath’s crush on a boy she didn’t even know was single. It was great because it shows the process of growing up, and trying new things. It takes time or maybe even hunger to have the courage to leave your dorm and go eat with the rest of the school. I would suggest this book to any book lover, band obsesser, movie lover, Fangirl if I may. This is because it really does display the life of a fangirl quite well. Everyone go read it, I mean how can you not want to read it, the author’s name is awesome, Rainbow.

About the Author:
Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (ATTACHMENTS and LANDLINE). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (ELEANOR & PARK and FANGIRL). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they’re screwing up. And people who fall in love.

When she’s not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don’t really matter in the big scheme of things.

She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.

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