Saturday, April 30, 2016

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Type: Stand-Alone
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Source: Hardcover // Library
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary:  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?


Review

2.5? I don't know. 

I was really hoping I would enjoy this but I just can't love it like everyone else. Because of all the hype from this book as well as Carry On being released, I was hoping I would really love this book, but I kind of find it boring. The first half I thought was amazing. I really enjoyed Rainbow Rowell's writing style and it was entertaining.

Most of the characters were decent but they were just kind of bland. I was really expecting to like Levi because everyone seems to gush about him, but I just find him to be a nuisance. Cath was okay as well. I didn't like her nor do I hate her. Reagan, I like. She is sassy and has a lot of spunk and I really want her to rub off on Cath.

The overall storyline was okay. Not much is happening so it got really boring and I did skim through the last twenty or so pages so that I can finally get it over with.

Overall, I thought that it was eh. However, I don't like it enough to pick up Carry On right away, maybe somewhere in the near future, but I am interested in Rainbow Rowell's other books because I enjoyed her writing.

My Rating:

❀❀

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