“You give away nice like it doesn’t cost you anything.”
Number of Pages: 481.
This story is about Cath in her first year of college but she feels alone when her very opposite twin sister refused to share a dorm room. Cath is forced out of her comfort zone since she would much rather write fan fiction and get lost in a fantasy world than party with her sister or roommate. For a complete summary, you can go here.
So, this book is very interesting because the story within this story (the fan fiction Cath is writing) was later turned into its own novel, Carry On, which I actually read before this. I am very glad that I read it in that order because Fangirl gives away some important twists in Carry On that I appreciated being surprised by.
Compared to the other Rainbow Rowell books that I have read, this is better than Carry On, but not as good as Eleanor and Park. But I loved this book and couldn’t do anything else until I finished reading the entire thing [Which is why I gave it my Best Book Award]. Rowell is very talented at spending a lot of time with characters and really making you feel connected to them. I also love that all of her characters are quirky and imperfect. This book does deal with some tough subjects, such as overdosing, mental health, and parental abandonment. I appreciate that Rowell isn’t afraid to talk about those things. I do think that in this book, those tough subjects didn’t feel as heavy as they did in Eleanor and Park.
I think that younger women or teens would like this book best, but I also think that any huge Harry Potter fan would get a kick out of it too. If you are interested in buying the book, you can buy it here. After you have read it, leave a comment and let me know what you think!
“In new situations, all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you. (And the ones you can’t Google.)”