Thursday, 20 February 2014

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Pages: 445
Publisher: Pan Macmillon
Released: 30th of January 2014

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 ...

What I Have To Say 

I fell in love with this book almost instantly and judging by what I've seen from the rest of the blogosphere,  l was far from the only one. On reading the book, it was obvious why everyone has been raving about it. 

The main character, Cath, was so relatable, as was almost everything about the fandom Cath was involved in. By choosing to write so much about something so familiar (and it only takes a glance at the first page to know what fandom it's influenced by), it makes it so that almost everyone of our generation can relate to it.

As far as plot goes, it had all the right elements, twists, emotion and surprises. The characters felt so real that the entire book was absorbing from the start to the end and left me wishing it hadn't ended.

This book left me with a clear idea of two things I absolutely had to do:

1. Go out and buy Rainbow Rowell's other books as soon as I v,can. 

and 2. Tell everyone I come into contact with to read this book. 

So go and read this book!


  1. So glad you loved this! It's such a gorgeous book :)

    1. How could anyone not love it? It's beautiful. I've got Eleanor and Park next on my TBR.