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Fangirl

Fangirl 11

by Rainbow Rowell
Paperback
Age range: 15+ years old Publication Date: 30/01/2014
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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...

A love story about opening your heart by Rainbow Rowell, the New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park. Fangirl now comes with special bonus material; the first chapter from Rainbow's irresistible novel Carry On.

ISBN:
9781447263227
9781447263227
Category:
Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)
Age range:
15+ years old
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
30-01-2014
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
480
Dimensions (mm):
198x130x29mm
Weight:
0.34kg

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating

4 / 5 (11 Ratings)
5 stars (1)
4 stars (9)
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2 stars (1)
1 stars (0)
  • Fan-tastic!

    by on

    This book nearly made me want to be a teenager again nearly.

    Its Cathy Averys first year at university. She is a slightly awkward, reserved character preferring writing her fan-fiction of Simon Snow (Harry Potter) than having a typical university experience. Her twin sister, Wren, however wants to experience it all and on her own, forcing Cath to room with a stranger and well out of her comfort zone. Fangirl adds a subtle development of each character through themes of abandonment in differing types of relationships and mental health. Caths relationship with Levi is pretty adorable you cant almost help but wish you could go through it again. Rainbow Rowell writes with an effortlessness, delivering a breezy coming of age story.

  • No one told me I had a doppleganger.

    by on

    No one told me a bunny rabbit and a kitten had a love child and that love child wrote a book.

    WHY NOT!?

    This book was just SO cute. And SO good.

    Fangirl is the story of Cath and what she has to go through when she has to uproot her life and move to college. Cath and her twin sister Wren used to be super-close and they always had eachother to fangirl with. But that was before college. Now Wren is trying to mature a little (what a weirdo) and pull away from Cath and her old life a little.

    Bascially Cath is my alter-ego. Seriously. We both are extremely (EXTREMELY) shy people. I was reading this book and was basically like 'Oh. So this is what would happen if I lived in America and therefore went to college' the whole time I was reading it.

    I love how Rainbow Rowell always knows just how to tackle an issue. It's actually pretty amazing. She can take something cool and make it ten times cooler. And a YA book about fanfiction is pretty cool. While I don't read fanfiction myself, it was amazing to actually learn more about it and I actually kinda understand it more now. I never realised what a big thing it was, which sounds kinda terrible. But you can tell that Rainbow Rowell has seriously done her research.

    The only other book by Raibow Rowell other than Fangirl that I've read is Eleanor and Park, and already I can see a common theme between the two that I am a fan of: the way that the author handles the tough stuff. She really does do a phenomenal job. Not only are her books realistic in the way they are written, but also in the way that her characters act and deal with tough times.

    I'd love to say that I'm freaking out over the release of the Simon Snow fanfiction book thing that the author is releasing later on this year, but I can't really say that I'm bothered. While the fanfiction in the book was ok, it seemed a little like the same thing every time it came up. Baz and Simon fighting everytime and then a lovey dovey moment. Meh. Unless it was the actual author of actual Simon Snow books (her name might of been Gemma T. Leslie or something? I probably got that wrong), then it was just boring but at least it wasn't always the same. However, that being said, I actually preferred Cath's fanfiction over the actual stuff.

    I actually have so many book boyfriends it's ridiculous but I have another now. Levi. Oh my goodness. WOW. He is actually like my dream guy (well, if I was being super picky he'd have dark hair...but...that's weird). He was cute and funny and smart and perfect and amazing. And I ran out of adjectives. But really, believe me, he's great. Better than great, actually.

    If you still haven't read Fangirl, then what are you doing. And I actually shouldn't be one to judge since it took me so long to read it myself but build a bridge. Sorry, that was rude. I'm getting passionate. Shoot me. But please don't.

    4/5 comets
    Meteor shower. A great show.

  • Love, love, love this book!

    by on

    I told myself that I would start reading more contemporary books this year but so far this one is the only one I have read. So many people have recommended it to me and I'm am so happy I picked this one up! It was such an amazing book that left me wanting more. It is such a cute story that takes you on a roller coaster of emotions. If you are looking for a contemporary novel to get lost in, I highly recommend this one to you! This is an easy read that I'm sure most of you will enjoy. I certainly did and I can't wait to read another book by Rainbow Rowell.

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