Monday, October 26, 2015

Fangirl (1 of 5 reviews RR)

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Published by St. Martin's Press on September 10th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Humor, Romance, Fiction, Coming of Age
Page: 445
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review by: Tina


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?


I cried I laughed I cried some more.

Omg I didn't know I finished the book, I kept reading and reading and the page turned to acknowledgment ...what???

The story is about a loner girl who enjoys spending her free time writing fan fiction stories on The Simon Snow, a fictional novel concocted in Fangirl, theme similar to Harry Potter.

She enters college and is completely thrown out of her comfort zone. Her anxiety heightens and she struggles to find herself, learn who she is, not as a daughter or a sister.

I think I enjoy this book as much as I do because it is relatable. For one, nothing hurts more than fights with or complete isolation from a sibling; it cut deeper than any relation that exist. Two, it is a cute gushy love story, except it is written well, no unnecessary fillers (my gripe with any story), but honesty and heart. Girl likes boy, girl doesn't know how to approach boy. Three, it is funny! Four, the story sucked me right in from the start and I couldn't put it down. Five, the antagonist is purely detestable. There's always a redemption for an antagonist and this story doesn't! that's brilliant.

I highly recommend this book. It is truly a well written, kudos!

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