Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell

Published: 10 September 2013 - St. Martin's Press

Pages: 433 (Hardcover)

Genre: YA Contemporary

Goodreads Rating: 4.2/5

Buy it: Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble


My Rating:


Summary: Cath is going to college. Freshman year. Terrifying for an introvert. Even more terrifying to an introvert who has social anxiety and whose twin sister refused to room with her for the sake of meeting new people. So, Cath(er) was roomed with the clearly not-freshman Reagan (sidenote: do we ever learn Reagan's last name?), and when she walks into her dorm room for the first time, she meets Reagan and her roommate's friend: Levi. We follow Cath through her first year of college. Through her first year not rooming with Wren. Through her first "breakup". Through family struggles. Through meeting new people. Through dealing and overcoming, slightly, her social anxiety. 
My Thoughts: I want more. I need more. I want more of Levi and Cath. I want more Simon Snow. I want to know how Cath ended Carry On, Simon. Did she kill Baz? I NEED TO KNOW. This is the best Rainbow Rowell book that I've read, and the main criticism that I had for Eleanor & Park was that Ms. Rowell didn't continue on with the nerdy-ness of their relationship. I didn't feel that with this book. 

But really, I was so excited going into this book that I was scared it wouldn't live up to the hype, but it did. Mainly because I related so much to Cath. While I didn't "grow up" with Harry Potter the way my six-year-senior sister did, in my opinion I did grow up with Harry because he was so much a part of my childhood. I think you kind of have to have the experience with Harry Potter to get the book and to really get Cath. The fanfiction, the community, the midnight book releases. I honestly think I would connect to Cath considerably less if my sister hadn't truly grown up with Harry. 

This book is definitely targeted towards those who did grow up with Harry in their childhood because we get it. However, I think you can connect to Cath even if you didn't grow up with it. But I do think you'd have to be a fangirl/fanboy to like this story. 

Overall, I loved it, and I think every fangirl/fanboy should buy it and love it as much as I did. 
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