Monday, October 28, 2013

Captivating & Enchanting: Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell

FangirlFangirl by Rainbow Rowell 
Date Released: September 10, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Pages: 433 Pages
Format: Hardcover
Source: For Review
Rating: Loved
Series: Standalone

Goodreads 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? 

From Goodreads

I was so blown away with Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell, you are officially one of my favorite YA contemporary writers in 2013! Fangirl was a coming of age novel with the perfect characters who where fun and bubbly. I honestly I fell in love with the characters and plotline. This is my second book by Rowell and it's not going to be my last for sure. 

Cath and Wren are twin sisters who loved writing their own take on Gemma T. Lesile's Simon Snow books but when the college life comes Cath and Wren are separated  Cath never believed this would happen and she doesn't know whether to open up to the new people and environment around her, especially to her roommate, Reagan and new guy, Levi. To add to her stress, she is busy in her world of Simon Snow and worrying about her dad 24/7. I love Fangirl ever since the first page, Rowell showcases Cath in such a relatable and fun way I loved it! She knows how to balance fun and seriousness in Fangirl and even in Eleanor and Park. I grew with Cath throughout the whole novel and she is definitely memorable, especially with Levi. What I loved even more was when Rowell took a different approach in writing these fun and laugh out loud scenes! I especially loved the skinny b*tich part a lot and had me dying!


There was so romance in Fangirl which was a big aspect in contemporary books, but here it was done perfectly with Cath and Levi. I'm not talking about the typical love triangle, but their relationship was fun and it's something YA readers would respond to. Cath grew so much out of their relationship I was blown away at how Rowell seamlessly weaved it into the book. Fangirl was of relationships like between Cath and Simon Snow, Cath and Wren. Reagan and Levi, it was done simplistic without overwhelming the reader! 

I loved Fangirl and I'm sure any YA reader would say so too! It those curl under the cover book where you would turn the pages to see how Cath story starts and ends. It was a eye opening book about growing up and learning when your story begins. I was blown away with the characters, the relationships, and honesty I would read it again in a heart beat!  

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  1. There is not much Rainbow Rowell can do in my eyes! I love her. :)


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