Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Young Adult – Romance/Fiction
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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?
My Review: When I left for my cruise I had loaded up both my iPad and iPhone (by loaded up, I mean predownloaded) with many book options for reading while on vacation. When I got on the ship, however, I was more concerned about squinting and trying to see the screens – and kids who liked to splash a lot ruining my electronics. (This didn’t stop many people though, as I saw quite a few Kindles throughout the week). The great thing is, Carnival has us covered, and provides a nicely stocked library on board the ship. On it I found Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. This seemed as good of a choice as any because while I have seen Rainbow’s books come up over and over again, I hadn’t actually read one. And it seemed like a fun vacation read…plus I love nerdy/fangirlly books.
back deck with the book and a cup of coffee and just zoning out. However, there is so much to do on a cruise, and I was there with not only my husband, but my best friend and her husband (
Rated: PG-13 – Good read for teenagers even though the characters are in college. Some talk of sex, some cussing.
Rating: 3 Stars – I liked it, very entertaining.
2 thoughts on “Book Review: Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell”
I completely agree. I read this one a couple of months ago and felt much the same way. It was enjoyable and a quick read, but didn't necessarily *go* anywhere. BUT I still enjoyed the premise. 🙂
Haven't read Rainbow ever but sounds entertaining maybe someday when I actually read all the books I have to review since day one XD I will read it