24 January 2014

The one with the review of Fangirl.

Fangirl Rainbow Rowell Review

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A lot of my friends on Goodreads were going crazy over the book Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (plus the book got an amazing review by John Green). I read it, and while I enjoyed it, it fell a little flat. So when my friend Sarah (the same friend who gifted me some David's Tea pictured above - so good!) recommended another book by Rainbow Rowell, I went in with low expectations. 

Fangirl Rainbow Rowell

But Fangirl was perfection. From the first chapter I identified with Cath, an introvert and Simon Snow fan fiction writer (Simon Snow... think Harry Potter). The book opens on Cath's freshman year at college, where she is promptly dumped by her twin sister, Wren, who wants to room with other people. Cath is desolate. Used to being a package deal with her outgoing twin, Cath resorts to eating alone in her dorm room, a dorm room that is shared with Reagan. I loved Rowell's description of Reagan.

"She did everything so forcefully. She swung their door open; she slammed it shut. She was bigger than Cath, a little taller and lot more buxom (seriously, buxom). She just seemed bigger. On the inside, too."

While there is a good (really good) love story, the main focus of the book is Cath's growth as a person, a person who isn't dependent on her sister or Simon Snow. This story was heart-warming, and the writing was witty and unique - a must read!

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book, I will definitely have to read it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  2. I ADORED this book! When I finished, I immediately wanted to open it back up to page 1 and start it again!

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  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed Fangirl AND the tea! :) And, your new blog design is so fantastic. Love it.

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  4. That sounds like an awesome book...I need to check it out! I feel like I would identify with the heroine.
    -Lauren
    http://musingsofaflowerchild.blogspot.com

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  5. Absolutely love your new blog design! (Sorry I'm so late in saying so.) Adding this to my Goodreads list ASAP.

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  6. In the first few chapters, I was very skeptical. I thought Cath would end up with a too-perfect boyfriend who swept her off her feet and I was NOT dealing with that plot again. But the novel actually goes in a more unexpected direction and it ends up being sweet and far more realistic. It's light (with some serious parts), fun to read, and super relatable for writers, readers, and fangirls in general.

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