Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell



I have this edition, the exclusive collector’s edition from Target. It’s so cute and has some really nice illustrations/art on the inside covers.

This is my second book for the #buzzwordAthon … I really enjoyed this one.

Cath has a twin and they are both attending the same college. They have done and shared everything together, up to this point. Shockingly, Wren tells Cath that she doesn’t want to room with her, they need to find their own friends/path. Cath is put off but decides that she can handle it. Even though, it’s a rough start, she makes some friends and finds a little about herself.

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to read this. I really like Rainbow Rowell and I’ve read a few of her books. I really enjoyed this one. I loved Cath and Levi and their whole relationship. I especially love that it was a slow love and not an instant love. I ADORE when authors take the time and make it more of a slow and gradual love. It’s more legit and more believable.

This was a fast read for me. I think the plot really hooked me and it I couldn’t put it down. I do like that even though, this is more of a romance, there are some tough issues tackled. A lot of mental health got the spotlight and it really added to the overall plot.

I do get that a lot of people think that she ripped off Harry Potter. There are a lot of similar things when it comes to the fan-fiction of Simon. It’s not really the main focus here, it’s more about the coming-of-age story. Still, it was hard to ignore. Also, I expected a little more about the fandom.

I love the characters in this book and all of their relationships. They seemed so honest and real. Rowell did an amazing job writing these wonderful relationships. What I loved most was the honesty and rawness between Cath and Wren. They are twins but they are trying to find who they are apart. Then things take a bad turn and you never really know if they will find their way back to each other. It was so sad but it’s something that can happen between siblings, twins or not.

Reagan was one of my favorite characters! She was hilarious and I loved how she was putting on her tough exterior but was really sweet inside. She helped Cath grow so much and I loved their relationship.

I really enjoyed this overall and I get why it got so much hype! I still need to read Carry On but not sure when I will get to it. I’ve heard a lot more mixed reviews about that one.

Have you read either of these? What did you think? Let’s discuss below!



7 thoughts on “Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

  1. I was surprised that I enjoyed this book, as I didn’t think it would be my kind of thing. I had read Landline and Attachments, which were adult characters. But I ended up enjoying these college kids.

    I like the “slow” love, too. Not a big fan of insta-love. LOL

    Thanks for sharing.

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