by Rainbow Rowell
Pages: 438-US Hardback
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: September 10, 2013
My Rating: 5/5
In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, 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? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind? --goodreads.com
This was such a perfect witty and lighthearted read, full of hilarious dialogue and some incredibly likable characters. And although i found myself laughing through a majority of the story, there were still some extremely tender and touching moments that weaved throughout the entirety of the book.
Our main character Cath, truly spoke to me, and reminded me of myself on so many levels; Her quirkiness, nerdy tendencies and addiction to to all that is Simon Snow. She's sarcastic and true, and is a character that i think many readers will find themselves relating with. Not only with with her involvement in fandom, but with her deep rooted issues as well.
The love story the unfolds throughout is one that i did not expect at first, but am so extremely glad that it happened. It's one of hilarity, sweetness and some awkward, real-life moments. The kind of moments you yourself find in, and always wonder if it happens to anyone else.
After flipping the very last page, i couldn't help myself but order every other book that Rainbow Rowell has written. She has one of the most wonderful author voices that i have ever had the pleasure of experiencing, and i am so very excited to see what she has in store for us next.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
Blythewood by Carol Goodman
The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Tuscan Rose by Belinda Alexandra
(Big thanks to NetGalley for the Advanced Readers Copies)
Needless to say, I've had a seriously awesome week in books. I already own and have read the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but as i'm sure most of you can fully understand, there's no harm in having more then one edition! I'm not sure how many of these newly collected books i'll be able to get to in the month of November, seeing as how i'm trying to bust my way through NaNoWriMo... but i'm sure December will be a full month of lounging and reading. Hope you all have a great week.