Saturday, 14 - 12 - 2013
Fangirl by Rainbow
Genre: Coming of age, Romance
Fangirl is actually a really good book. I’ll admit i read eleanor & park and i was so happy but i read the back of Fangirl and thought that I’d sit this one out. I got talked into reading it and I’m glad i did. Its about a girl named Cather, funny story about her name, and she has a twin sister. Her twin is ready to breakaway in college and Cather isn’t, she just wants to be with her twin. So as they attend college, a series of events happen that make and break the twins relationship. Through the book Cather gets her own voice which i was so happy to read about. Then there’s Levi…..yum. He’s fun, look out for him! Oh also she’s a big Fan-fiction writer in the book. So she’s trying to balance everything in her life and her character grows so much through the novel. I suggest you read Fangirl its just great. BUT there were sore spots…There are sections in the book of Cather’s Fan-fiction….i totally skipped over it. So don’t feel bad if you do. It doesn’t take away any of the actually events in the book or anything from the storyline. It sort of feels like a filler to me. That is the only problem i had with this book. Luckily there’s not a lot of it!
I really enjoyed reading Fangirl! The main character, Cath is a huge fan of the Simon Snow series. Right from the beginning i found many similarities between Simon Snow and Harry Potter. I am a huge Harry Potter fan, so in this way i connected with Cath right from the start. While i don’t write, it was really interesting to see her point of view for her writing and how she deals with it. I think this book is really about a girl trying to find her way in an environment that she had never encountered before. Cath has to go through the troubles of starting college, like leaving her dad alone at home, and dealing with a roomate, but without her twin sister, Wren, who wanted to break away from Cath before Cath was ready. Cath doesnt seem to be ready to start college at all, and at one point even thinks about dropping out. She isn’t ready to leave home and become her own person, but she does it anyway. I think this book is really good to read for anyone worried about starting college, especially introverts, who worry about finding a new life and how to balance it with their old one.
"But you’re so helpless sometimes. It’s like a kitten with its head trapped in a kleenex box."