Book Title: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell
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.