Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Book Review #15


My rating: 2.5/5

Fangirl is a deliciously warm-hearted nerd power ballad destined for greatness.’ NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

‘Touching and utterly real.’ PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

Goodreads Description

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?

My Review

  • I am very aware that everyone, literally everyone I know loved this particular book. Not me though.
  • I didn’t like it. The story is so mundane and so predictable.
  • The plot is definitely not something to be wowed for. It’s just another typical young love story and also not to forget, the main character’s daily life.
  • I didn’t quite understand the concept between Simon and Baz’s countless stories throughout the book. It was very short and so very difficult to understand.
  • Cath, you will just have to accept the fact that not all twins stick together throughout their lives.
  • I was never in the situation of reading nor ever writing fanfictions and so, I could not relate to her at all.
  • I may be the only person who dislikes this book.
  • Not recommended.
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