It’s been too long since I’ve actually read through an entire book. Life has just been too busy lately. I used to be able to at least read 2 books a month, but I just haven’t had the time. Finally, finally I took this weekend to read any chance I got. I’m so glad that I chose this book because I absolutely LOVED it.
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? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
This was such a fun book to read. I loved the characters and how their various personalities kept me interested. I really enjoyed this cute and innocent love story. Sometimes it’s just nice to get away from the “adult” fiction and get lost in a cozy novel. I highly recommend this to any teenage girl, or grown up girl for that matter. It was such a fast read that taking this to the beach or even on an airplane would be an excellent idea.