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Fangirl

Rowell, Rainbow (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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, immersed themselves in the series when they were kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving. Her sister has grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. Now that they're going to college, Wren has told her she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone, and can't stop worrying about her dad. Can she do this?
Authors: Rowell, Rainbow
Title: Fangirl
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Griffin,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 438 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: 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, immersed themselves in the series when they were kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving. Her sister has grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. Now that they're going to college, Wren has told her she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone, and can't stop worrying about her dad. Can she do this?
Alternate Title: Fan girl
ISBN: 1250030951
9781250030955
Statement of Responsibility: Rainbow Rowell
Subject Headings: Sisters Fiction. Twins Fiction. Universities and colleges Fiction. Authorship Fiction. Groupies Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Love stories.
Topical Term: Sisters
Twins
Universities and colleges
Authorship
Groupies
LCCN: 2013013842
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Jul 15, 2014
  • Persassy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I want more.

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it! So relatable because i too have a twin sister! I loved how their names were a play on thing Cath and Wren. aha didn't realize it until Levi found it out himself :) CATHWREN GET IT? LIKE KATHERINE!

Jul 07, 2014
  • Ilovebooks98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Cute and quirky - just how I like it.

Jun 24, 2014
  • LibraryK8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A tender coming-of-age novel, this book is intermixed with Cath’s story and her fanfiction (hilarious to read) and fangirls (and boys) are sure to relate to Cath’s love for Simon and her need to connect with other passionate people. This has been a big year for Rainbow Rowell, this book has been very popular among the nerdfighter contingent, so expect it to fly off the shelves!

Jun 17, 2014
  • mjivy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.

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?

Jun 11, 2014
  • katescarlson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love this book! It takes you back to college (or even high school) romance memories. Also enjoyed the local references.

May 10, 2014
  • JCLOctaviaV rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A quick read about Cath and her twin sister Wren. It is their freshman year at college and anything can happen!

May 01, 2014
  • DavidB rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book is a love story; not about a girl and a boy, or a fictional SLASH gay romance. This is a love story about writing. For action and conflict, whereas Harry Potter must beat the bad guy or in Twilight, Bella has to make out with her boyfriends; here, the protagonist Cather has to survive her first year at college and struggle to grow beyond writing fanfiction. The book feinted at a possible love triangle early on but the real love triangle was between Cath, Fanfic and writing her own story. I may not have fallen madly in love with this book like I did E+P, but not every love story should be like R+J. Most relationships are gradual and require more work. It's made be rethink my own troubled relationship... with writing. I like this book, I really, really like you Rainbow Rowell. But I love writing. This book made me break my years long freeze about making library comments. This is more for me than foranyone else. Now if you excuse me, I have a date with a keyboard.

Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Cath is a Fangirl. Like many teens her age, she loves the hugely popular Simon Snow fantasy books. But Cath is not simply resigned to wait for each new volume's release. She writes new stories about magical prodigy Simon and his school roommate, vampire, and possible nemesis, Baz.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/fangirl_rowell

Mar 27, 2014
  • deneler rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

So close to perfect, just too neatly wrapped up in the end. Much like Eleanor & Park, Fangirl filled me with those first love butterflies that begin deep in your gut. It was easy to connect emotionally with Cath. The focus of the story is not necessarily on plot, but the development of our protagonist and those that surround her - my favourite kind of book. The YA by Rainbow Rowell has impressed me a lot, I'm eager to try her adult work.

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Jul 02, 2014
  • SRC2014 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 14, 2014
  • blue_dove_226 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 24, 2014
  • LibraryK8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In the age of tumblr, fanfiction and fanart, Cath is a relateable character for any teen who has geeked out over a book, tv show or movie. Starting her freshman year of college, Cath is facing several new obstacles. Her twin sister Wren doesn't want to room with her so “they can meet other people.” She is dealing with her father’s mental illness. And college has taken time away from completing her epic online fanfiction Carry On written in the world of Simon Snow (a character reminiscent Harry Potter). On top of it all, Cath might be falling in love with her roommate's boyfriend.

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Jun 28, 2014
  • MsSimmons rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"And part of her set the whole world on fire just to watch it burn."

Jun 11, 2014
  • katescarlson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months—they're like dog months.”

But there's nothing more profound than creating something out of nothing.
Think about it, Cath. That's what makes a god - or a mother. There's nothing more intoxicating than creating something from nothing. Creating something form yourself!
(Chapter 23)

Mar 23, 2014
  • lilmisslibrary rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

How do you not like the Internet? That's like saying, 'I don't like things that are convenient. And easy. I don't like having access to all of mankind's recorded discoveries at my fingertips. I don't like light. And knowledge.

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Dec 11, 2013
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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