Wow, I am just flying through these books, aren’t I? I might go on to read thirteen instead of eight. But don’t worry, I will update you if I do indeed change it. So, my latest read-a-thon read was actually a reread- a book I love intensely and was my first book review and post. The prompt for this book was seven: Read a book with seven letters in the title or the 1: Read a book with a one-word title or invisible string: Read a fluffy contemporary. Yeah, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell fit all three.
Read my original review here. Surprisingly, I almost covered everything I needed to in there but I will add in a few more points. It will be a short post.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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 fan fiction, 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 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 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.
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? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
In this review I will be adding on some points I did not mention in that review.
First off, I loved the characters to a limitless extent. Reagan, Levi, Wren, their dad- all of them. I know, loving Wren is a little unconventional but I
believe know she is a good person. She just went off to a wayward path under poor company.
And Levi, what do I even say about him? Levi is just the sweetest guy ever! He did make a mistake and I did hate him a bit for that but he made it up by being just the most adorable person ever!! And now I am confuzzled. Who do I choose- Peter Kavinsky or Levi. Not that any of them would like me back.
And Cath and Levi fit together like pieces of a jigsaw person, despite, or perhaps because of the fact that they were polar opposites. Considering the fact that I am a lot like Cath (she writes fan fiction, I write blogs), Levi might actually fall for me too. Huh.
And the plot just takes us through Cath’s first year of college. But it was just amazing how flawlessly Rainbow Rowell used her words like magic and trapped me in her spell. This is the third time I am rereading and yet I was mesmerized and finished the book in less than 24 hours.
Well, I loved the relationships Cath had- her relationship with Wren, her father, Reagan and Levi. They were just amazing.
I think that’s about it. I just love this book and it has enraptured a piece of my soul. I talk about it very less but that doesn’t mean I do not recommend it.
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 stars
Have you read the book? Is it on your TBR? Who would you choose Peter K or Levi? Share your views in the comments!!