Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: Macmillan children’s books

Published: 3rd July 2014

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Date read  : 17.09.2015

OMG!! This book is the feels of FEELS! I loved it and couldn’t put it down! Rainbow Rowell is now one of my favourite authors.


Fangirl is about identical twins Cath and Wren, these two do everything together even so as going to the same University.

Wren is the more outgoing of the two who just wants to party, make friends and enjoy everything university has to offer. Cath on the other hand is a shy, geeky fan fiction writer that wants to appear invisible to everyone and just get her head down.

Cath has an obsession with a book series called Simon snow and launched her own fan fiction page that carry the story on in different scenes and she is quite a success at it, but it’s literally all she can think about

As the girls have two very different ideas of University they decide not to live together so Cath has to share with Reagan, she has a boyfriend that is always there, encouraging Cath to go out bowling and parties.

Then there is the boy in her fiction writing class that wants to be writing buddies.

Cath soon finds love, but with whom?

I don’t just kiss people. Kisses aren’t… just with me.

My thoughts:

Fangirl is written in a 3rd person POV and started off pretty slow for my liking and I couldn’t see what all the hype was about! At 100 pages in things started to get interesting and the pace was set.

The characters in this book are so relatable and realistic, with Cath and her social anxiety, daily worries and awkwardness, her fathers mental health and Wren going off the rails.

Levi is just the most amazing character I have come across always happy and just there! when you need him. He’s a listener and patient and OMG!! I think I have a fictional crush!

HATED!! the Simon Snow fan fiction parts I thought it was  just a rip off of Harry potter and was not interested in this part at all that I started to skip all these parts and unfortunately there was so much of it

Rainbow Rowell is a contemporary romance genius!  I was even thinking about the book at work, trying to think what was going to happen and what I had already read, that’s how hooked I was on this book.

I never wanted it to end it just made me all warm and fuzzy inside, this would have been a five star book if it wasn’t for the Simon Snow parts

I have read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell and I loved it, but I definitely will not be picking up carry on as it’s all about Simon bloody Snow-sorry!

I recommend this to anyone that enjoys contemporary and romance novels.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars


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