Book Review: Fangirl



Fangirl is written by Rainbow Rowell and the main characters are Cath, Wren, Levi, Reagan, Art and Nick. Genre: contemporary, young adult, realistic fiction and romance.


A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

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?


OH MY GODDD! I love Rainbow Rowell!

Her way of writing is definitely different and unique. All of the characters seem very realistic and alive and I just love each one of them to bits!

And Cath is such a relatable character because she’s a fangirl and so am I (and probably so are you) and every time I was like I GET YOU CATH, I GET YOU. It was really interesting to read fan-fiction in a book and to be honest I never read fan fiction but I might do after reading Fangirl. Each ‘Carry on, Simon’ part just made me excited and all of the pages after each chapter were really fun to read.

Actually now that I think about it, fan-fiction is like an alien to me. As I said, I’ve never read one because I just find it weird. In fan-fiction you can just take your favourite characters and change everything about them.

All characters had their own voice and I never got bored when any of them appeared. You know some of those books, where you hate a character and you just want to throw yourself out of the window when they appear? Well Fangirl wasn’t one of them.

IT JUST MADE ME SO HAPPY. This book was like taking happy pills. Every time I opened Fangirl, I just went into happy mode and smiled at so many parts. This book made me stay up late at night to finish it because it was so addictive!

The only thing that kind of annoyed me was Cather’s personality, she didn’t open up to any new stuff and I guess that was the point but the reader can connect to the book through the main character and Cather was so distant. She had to leave her comfort zone at least a bit because It felt like she was so closed to the world around her.

Other than that, I absolutely loved it and staying up till late was TOTALLY WORTH IT! Now I’m going to sleep…who am I kidding? ON TO THE NEXT BOOK!

I definitely recommend Rainbow Rowell’s books, they’re so fun to read. So pick it up if you haven’t yet and share your thought if you have!

Stars: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


Click here for Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (review)

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