Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Fan Of Fangirl

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Paperback 
Pages: 445 pages
ISBN #:  1447263227
Published Date:  January 30th 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 ...

To be honest I have no idea where to start with this review, this book has me speechless.  That doesn't happen often.  Kidding! This book was a page turner that I adore and really think it's one of my favorite books that I've read this year.  This is the book that started me on the road to reading all of this authors books.  I have one more left, but that is besides the point.  

Let's talk characters, I adored the relationship between Cath and her twin sister Wren, it was a bumpy road for these two, but I must say I adored the way they grew and became better sisters than they were in the beginning of the story.  But I did think that Cath was a bit, well she seemed so stuck in another world that she didn't enjoy her own life.  Kind of made me sad for her, but after awhile I got a bit annoyed with it.  It was a small thing though, it wasn't enough for me to stop reading. 

The writing and plot of this book was fantastic, I also think that the flow of Fangirl was at the right tempo to bring the story to life for the readers.  In a way, I wish there were another book for these characters.  Another point I want to mention is how the book brings to light fanfiction and publishing.  I really enjoyed the different take on the subject. 

All in all, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is one of my favorite books I've read this year and recommend it to any young adult contemporary lover.

I'm going to give Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell a...

Plot: 20/20
Writing: 20/20
Creativity: 20/20
Characters: 18/20
Ending: 10/10
Cover: 10/10
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