Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
September 10th 2013
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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? (from Goodreads)
I'm seriously dying to read this book. Who among us is not guilty of being a fangirl at some point in their life? Cath sounds like someone a lot of bookish people could relate to (and even if not, she just sounds like a really interesting character!) and I also love the fact that the setting is college/university. It seems that Cath has a lot of new problems and situations to face and I'm curious to see how she'll deal with it all! This book is out next month but that still seems too far away.
What are you waiting on this week?