Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Date Published: September 10, 2013
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?
I liked this one more than Eleanor & Park. Probably because I connected with the main character so much, which I'm still miffed about... ha!
So... I have a fanfiction.net account, since I was 16. Except I've never actually finished a story because I'm horrible at that. I'd show you my account, but I don't hate any of you enough.
Honestly, I'm not that big into Rainbow Rowell's writing. I don't dislike it, but it's just not my thing. I don't understand the big deal. ...and she writes scenes that remind me of certain aspects of my childhood that I don't want to remember.
Also, I think I liked the excerpts from Carry On more than the rest of Fangirl. I've put a hold on it at the library, so I'll read it at eventually. The library only just got it, so I have a bit of a wait.
It was enjoyable, even if it made me cringe at myself way too often.