Fangirl
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Fangirl

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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?

"Touching and utterly real." —  Publisher's Weekly

Title:Fangirl
Edition Language:English
ISBN:
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:445 pages

    Fangirl Reviews

  • Khanh (the Grinch)
    Sep 08, 2016

    Actual rating: 2.5 Levi said. “It’s hard for me to get my head around. It’s like hearing that Harry Potter is gay." Ok, why the fuck are you referencing Harry Potter after having based the entir...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Oct 25, 2015

    IDK WHAT TO SAY OTHER THAN I LOVED IT. IT WAS SO GOOD. GO READ IT IF YOU HAVEN'T. ...

  • Steph Sinclair
    Jan 28, 2015

    It's time for Rainbow Rowell and I to break up.I didn't want to admit it, but after reading all of her books now, I can safely say her writing style just isn't for me. It's like that time I cheerfully...

  • Emily May
    Oct 04, 2015

    “Real life was something happening in her peripheral vision.” I enjoyed Fangirl. Though the way I feel about it is almost exactly how I feel about Eleanor & Park. They are both cute books with co...

  • Kristin (KC)
    Oct 11, 2014

    *6 Stars!*I loved this story to infinity and beyond...My favorite types of books are the ones that speak to you; directly to the reader. The ones that resonate so deeply within your psyche that you fe...

  • Zo
    Oct 25, 2015

    Reread October 2015: AHHHHH I felt all the love for this book that I felt the first time plus more! I love everything about this book and I want to reread it again immediately ;DOriginal review from D...

  • Natalie
    Dec 28, 2016

    “You don’t do magic,” she said, trying to smile modestly and mostly succeeding. “You are magic.”My annual reread of Fangirl has been completed (2 years and going), and it just gets better an...

  • Lauren
    Dec 03, 2013

    And just like that, I'm finished.Now what?Dammit Rainbow, I'm going to be lost for the next week now, with no fictional boyfriend to curl up with at night.I'm sure in your internet travels, you've all...

  • Cecile
    Oct 12, 2014

    ***WARNING***This review is long (even for me) and if you liked the book, you probably shouldn’t bother with it. (And yes, before you ask, the titles do refer to fangirling lore)1. My Body is ReadyI...

  • Komal Mikaelson
    Dec 04, 2013

    Edit: Downgrading the rating to 4. When I look back now, there are some minor issues, which I initially overlooked. So, yeah, maybe a 4.5 read but definitely not a 5. Initial Reaction After Completion...

About Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (ATTACHMENTS and LANDLINE). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (ELEANOR & PARK and FANGIRL). 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