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 fanfiction, 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 that 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 fanfiction 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? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
I have to say that I adored this book. I appreciate so much that you guys chose it as my What’s Next book because I don’t think I would have read it otherwise.
At first I was a little confused because Fan Fiction is not normally my go-to so I was worried that I wasn’t going to relate to Cath but I ended up loving Cath. Everything that she goes through is very true to life and Rowell writes in a way that makes every struggle very relatable. I actually ended up checking out some FanFiction myself after I finished reading the story (and may help explain some of my hiatus!).
Fangirl was a perfect combination of contemporary with only a dash of romance, nothing too mushy. A great summer read, and even a better read for those stressful school nights when you just think your brain needs a break! Let me know what you guys think of this book too because I am so surprised how much I loved it, it got me out of my reading funk!
If you are heading to college or university in September, give this book a quick read before you go and experience the emotions remotely before you have to go through them yourself.