Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Title - Fangirl
Author - Rainbow Rowell
Published - Jan '14
Publisher - Macmillian Children's Book
Genre - #Young Adult #Romance #Contempory
Pages - 480
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £5.75 Kindle - £4.74
ISBN - 1447263227

Cath and Wren are identical twins, who until recently couldn't be separated, they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to college and Wren thinks it will be good for them to live in separate dorms and meet new friends of their own. Cath, on the other hand, overwhelmed by anxiety hates the idea but agrees for Wren's sake. 

Wren wants to have the full college experience, parties, boys and to just let her hair down. Cath is the total opposite, all she wants to do is focus on her studies and her fanfiction and the thought of parties and meeting new people terrifies her. 

College starts and Cath has a lot on her plate, her roommate whom she sure hates her, her roommate's boyfriend who she's starting to fancy. She worried sick about her dad and his mental health since she and Wren moved out to college and to top it all off her mother who walked out on them as children wants to be back in their lives. 

How is Cath going to survive college?

Several people have recommended this book to me in the past, so when I saw it for sale in a charity shop I just had to have it. Now I understand why so many people told me to read it. 

I've been in a bit of a reading slump till this book, not really enjoying much I've read, this book, however, changed all of that. I spent the whole day and night reading it as I just couldn't put it down. I read the whole thing in one sitting. It is such an amazing book. 

To say I couldn't put it down would be an understatement. I love how every now and then you get snippets from the Simon Snow books and also from Cath's fanfiction version of Simon Snow. I had never read anything by Rainbow Rowell before this book and I can now say I think she is one of my favourite authors just based on this book alone. 

The characters were wonderfully written, I felt like I was able to personally get to know each and every one of them through the writing. I also found I could really relate to Cath, with her love for writing but also her social anxiety and her difficulty socializing as I too have issues with this due to my anxiety. 

I loved the romance which was injected into the book, I mean who doesn't love a romance storyline right? I also love how Cath took Simon and Baz and made them gay. I loved her fanfiction so much I have now gone and brought Rainbow Rowell's Simon Snow book. 

The plot was brilliant, never got boring, with an easy, comfortable and captivating flow. It really hooked me in and I was desperate to read on. 

I love the morals of the story too, Friendship and Family as these are two of the most important things to me in life. Overall a totally fantastic book, I cannot wait to read Simon Snow and all off Rainbow Rowell's other books. 

Rating - Five out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? - Yes
Would I Recommend? - Yes 
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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