Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell || Review

March 17, 2018

Hello fellow book-lovers,

Today I have a review of a book I’ve been meaning to read for over years now lol. I know its been on my TBR for some time now, but I finally got to read it this year which was amazing. I’ve heard good things about it, thus I wanted to read it. I am glad I decided to go for it this year.

Without any further adjure, lets get to the review.

Title: Fangirl Author: Rainbow Rowell Genre: Novel, Young adult fiction, Fiction Page Count: 460  Release date: 10 September 2013  

Summary

Fangirl follows twins named Cath and Wren, who are preparing to go to college for their first year. They’ve been together for all these years and now Wren is adamant for them to live separately in college so that they could get to meet other people. Wren’s decision is not really easy for Cath, but she has to accept it. Cath has never been good at making friends or meeting new people. She’s not really sure whether she’s ready to do that. As a fanfiction writer she decides to bury herself in writing.

The first few weeks are not really easy for Cath and we get to see how she manages to deal with being separated from her twin.

My Thoughts

  • Firstly, I want to talk about the writing style. I really liked the short chapters, its easy to follow along and the writing style is so simple. I also enjoyed the fact that, at the end of each chapter we got to see some of the fanfiction Cath was writing, even if it was just a snippet, but it was a good idea to include it.

  • The second thing that stood out for me was how much relatable these characters were and the story line.
  • The characters are so different yet they complement and understand each other, which was just amazing.
  • I also enjoyed the relationship in this story, not only romantic but family and friends as well. It was so amazing how much they supported each other.
  • One thing I did not enjoy was some of the decisions Cath made. They seemed a bit childish, even when she was given a second chance, instead of taking it with both hands she still wanted to make the same decision she had. I don’t wanna spoil anything here, thus I wont say anything.
  • Overall, I enjoyed this book and I don’t even know why it took me this long to read it but anyways, I finally got around to reading it. I would recommend it, if you are looking for a quick contemporary read.

Rating

It was a really good read and I give it a 4/5 stars.

 

Quotes

“You can’t take back texts. if you come off all moody and melancholy in a text, it just sits there in your phone, reminding you of what a drag you are.”

“The whole point of fanfiction is that you get to play inside somebody else’s universe. Rewrite the rules. Or bend them. The story doesn’t have to end. You can stay in this world, this world you love, as long as you want, as long as you keep thinking of new stories.”

“I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.”

“In new situations, all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you. (And the ones you can’t Google.)”

 

Those were my thoughts on Fangirl, please share your thoughts in the comments if you’ve read this book.

Until next time, stay blessed.

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