Thursday, 19 January 2017

Review - Fangirl

Title : Fangirl

Author : Rainbow Rowell

Genre : Young adult fiction

Publisher : St. Martin Press

Pages : 438

Published date : 10 September 2013

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?

This book was so wonderful and perfect, I practically devoured it.
Cather Avery is a fangirl. She doesn't appreciate her looks very much and she spends most of her living time writing fanfiction (Simon and Baz) on her laptop. She's like an official author at the fanfic website by successfully gaining more than 10000 hits. She has a sister, Wren who, according to Cath, is better looking and fun. This story is about what happens when Cath leaves for the university, away from her comfort zone. It's about the people she meets and the stories they carry.

"I’d give you the moon right now,” she said. His eyes flashed. “Yeah, but would you slay it for me?”

Reagan -
Cath's roommate and the coolest person on earth. She's the first person I loved. She's amazing and I loved they way she handles her life and her snarky comments. I mean not even one of her comments is sweet or decent. That's the best part.

Levi -
Reagan's ex-boyfriend and the nicest, decent guy you'll ever meet. Also the first person Cath meets. At first, he seemed to be this Cheshire cat who I didn't like much but later on, his quotes pulled me in and I fell in love with him.

Nick -
Omg Nick! The way he's described is so good! He is Cath's writing partner and they both are actually rad together. He was sweet but then turned out to be a conceited little bastard. But I loved him before I even liked Levi.

"Will you read this? I think maybe it sucks. Or maybe it’s awesome. It’s probably awesome. Tell me it’s awesome, okay? Unless it sucks."

Wren -
I dislike her. Ugh.

Cath -
Quirky, shy, full of passion for writing, anti-social. I love the way she thinks. Sometimes it's nice to be like Cath.

So much happens in this book and it all blends so well one after the other. Don't get me started on the dialogues! Those were the best parts. Every dialogue is coated with perfection. They are sarcastic, humorous and filled with a great amount of vocabulary. It makes you think gosh why don't we talk like that in real life.

I think this book can be read by any person because it'll truly intrigue you and leave you begging for more.

About the author

Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (Attachments and Landline). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Carry On.). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they’re screwing up. And people who fall in love. When she’s not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don’t really matter in the big scheme of things. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.
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Rating : 5

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  1. Hi.. Great review.. Thanks for sharing. Btw, I'm following you. Would you like to follow me back?

  2. Thanks for taking a look. Ofcourse I will :)

  3. No one ever says though how sad this book was. At least I thought so.
    I can't remember who Wren is.... If you haven't already you should read Carry On!

    1. I would say it had a mixture of all elements throughout the book. Haha, Wren was jolly good. Yes, I'm planning to read carry on soon!