book twenty-five : Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


Book Title: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Series: None
Genres: Chick-Lit, YA, Romance, Fiction, Contemporary

I read this in book format.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is a fun, sweet YA story.

Cath is a fangirl. What is a fangirl, you ask? It’s someone who has a huge love for a celebrity, a character, a film, a band… anyone famous, really. Cath writes fan-fiction about Simon Snow. She lives and breathes Simon Snow. She and her twin sister, Wren, have loved Simon for a long, long time. It’s their thing, it’s what they do. So, when Wren decides she doesn’t want to do it anymore, Cath finds herself alone and confused, searching for new people to hang out with and trying hard to leave her comfort zone.

For me, Fangirl is a real coming-of-age story.

Cath has had Simon Snow, based, I believe, on Harry Potter, for her entire life so when her sister decides she’s bored of the fandom, Cath is lost. Without her sister to talk to and with the struggles of socialising and the usual school problems, life for Cath is really hard.

It is truly heartwarming to watch Cath grow up and find her butterfly wings. She experiences a metamorphosis, and it is stunning to read about.

Overall, this was a cute, sweet read, with important lessons for Young Adult readers, showing how to transition from teenager to adult.

I absolutely understand why this story, and this author, is so popular right now, and I actually recommend it if the story sounds like something you might like, and I definitely had a fun time reading it.

I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

2 thoughts on “book twenty-five : Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

  1. I don’t know why this story didn’t appeal to me. It should have. I spent a lot of my teen years writing fan fictions and loving to be part of a fan community. I felt like it would be totally up my alley. I think its the whole Harry Potter-esque fandom thing that threw me off. I found the fictional bits incredibly boring (I also hate any whimsical type novels…) I got about almost halfway thru before I put it down…. maybe I’ll pick it up, or maybe I’ll find something else to read. Also read Landline by the same author and I found a lot of issues with that too. :/

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  2. I liked it but it’s definitely not the best coming of age story. Wren annoyed me and the romance was a bit too dull.
    Exept for Eleanor & Park, I couldn’t really get into Rainbow Rowell’s books. I DNFed a lot of them and I don’t think I’m going to try Carry On. Also, there were way too many similarities with Harry Potter


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