A love story about opening your heart by Rainbow Rowell, the New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park
Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It's not so easy for Cath. She's horribly shy and has always buried herself in the fan fiction she writes, where she always knows exactly what to say and can write a romance far more intense than anything she's experienced in real life.
Without Wren Cath is completely on her own and totally outside her comfort zone. She's got a surly room-mate 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.
Now Cath has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she's realizing that there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible...
About the Author
Rainbow Rowell is a newspaper columnist in Omaha, Nebraska, where she lives with her husband and two sons.
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Comments about Fangirl:
This book is a great simple read. Follow catch through her transition to college life. She is not perfect and misses all the signs. This book is predictable but still a great little read.
Comments about Fangirl:
If you're a young person who loves to read or write fanfiction, this is probably a good book for you. It deals with relationships pretty realistically for someone who is a bit socially awkward which could be relatable for some.
Unfortunately overall it's a very average book; Cath's personality was at times grating, the ending is weak and doesn't solve anything at all, and there are entire pages of Cath reading huge sections of her fictional story to Levi, which added nothing to the narrative and was very tedious & unnecessary and I ended up skipping through these parts entirely.
Absolutely captivating Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A funny and tender coming-of-age story that's also the story of a writer finding her voice...touching and utterly real. Publishers Weekly (starred review) Authentic dialogue, a remarkable empathy with adolescents and an honest portrayal of young, vulnerable love make this a riveting read. Lancashire Evening Post This novel is funny, sad, clever and entertaining. Armadillo Magazine A treat for teenage girls on the lookout for a novelistic take on first love... clever enough to keep you reading on. The Daily Telegraph
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 13+ years old
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.34