Fangirl is a young adult story by Rainbow Rowell. A friend gave me this book for my birthday. She loved it, and her enthusiasm made me eager to start reading. But now I’ve read this story, have to say I can’t agree with her. This book did not fulfill my expectations…
“In new situations, all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you. (And the ones you can’t Google.)”
Cath and her twin sister Wren are going to college and this is going to be a new part in their lives. They’ve always done most things together but Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be her roommate. That leaves Cath outside her comfort zone and a bit alone. Her roommate is not really friendly (but not unfriendly either. They just happen to share a room, that’s it.) and her roommate’s boyfriend is always arround. And besides the stuff going on at school and in the dorms, Cath is always worrying about her father who’s now left alone at home.
Cath is a huge Simon Snow fan and she’s been writing Simon Snow fanfiction for a long time. Her fans are begging her to continue to write her story, but college is taking up much of Cath’s time. Wren has moved on from the Simon Snow fangirl stuff, going out to party and making new friends. Can Cath make it on her own? Can she let Simon Snow go?
“Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can’t quite keep up with gravity.”
Fangirl is a nice story but it never fully grabbed me. I wasn’t drawn into the characters world. And I did not like the story in story idea. It was too much. Little bits of Simon Snow fanfiction: ok, great so I can get an idea of the story Cath is always thinking about. But at some points in the story it was page after page after page of a story I did not really like. And the story was a bit slow. I had to skip a page here and there (mostly the fanfiction parts) to keep going. Therefore I give this story: