Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Book Review #423 - Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


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 ...

My Rating: 4.5/5

I received this book for review from Pan Macmillan Australia.

I have been hearing nothing but good things about Rainbow Rowell's books for a while now and can't believe it took me so long to finally read one.

Fangirl was a refreshing read. I liked how it was set in the college lifestyle as this is rarely done in YA literature.

The protagonist Cath was a character that I had a love/hate relationship. I loved how socially awkward she was and how she hated to leave her comfort zone as these were traits that I could relate to.

Her obsession with fanfiction was not something that I was familiar with but I liked that she had something she was very passionate about.

There were times however that her obsession annoyed me, especially when she was willing to throw away her second chance with her fiction writing assignment.

Whilst this might have been my first Rainbow Rowell book, it certainly won't be my last.

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