Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell


In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, 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? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?


My opinion:

Overall I just liked it, but it wasn't my favorite. I couldn't stand Cath at the beginning and that's why I didn't like the story so much (I don't know why I didn't like her, I guess the just made the wrong decisions etc.) I personally don't understand this hype (about this book) and I think Attachments is way much better (which is weird because Attachments is her first book).


I did like Levi as a character and the Harry Potter stuff that she used for the Simon Snow fanfiction and that thing when those movies are always on tv before Christmas but all the other things were a little bit cliché and meh for me. I'm still glad I've read it (at least now I know what it's about etc.) and I want to read her other novels as well.


What is your opinion about Fangirl?