Waiting on Wednesday #38: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Posted August 7, 2013 by Debby in Uncategorized

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.

Title: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Release Date: September 10th, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 448
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? Goodreads

This sounds so freaking adorable and perfect and EEP. As someone who does occasionally read fanfiction, and does engage in fandom, this is just awesome. It seems to be getting positive early reviews as well. So, I’m pretty excited!



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    12 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #38: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

    1. How much you love this will depend on whether you connect with Cath. From what I can tell, people who aren't introverted to some degree have trouble understanding why she does the things she does and she really irritates them. If you are introverted, you'll probably think it's the best thing ever. I could be wrong, but that's my theory.
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    2. lucythereader

      Fangirl is probably my favourite book of all time and I promise you that it won't disappoint. The main character, Cath, is so easy to relate to and there's a very swoony guy, too!
      Great choice, Debby!
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    3. inhalingbooks

      I'm stoked for this to come out as well! I think it'll be really interesting to read and relate with a character that is ALSO a fangirl! I have yet to read a book by Rainbow Rowell, so this will be my first, but I've heard amazing things. c:
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    4. Agreed with Christina of Reader of Fictions above —-^

      Also, I want to know which fanfiction you read and which fandom you engage in :DDD.

      Did you like Eleanor and Park? Or Rainbow Rowell's writing style in general? If yes, I think you'll like it. Either way, I hope it meets your expectations!!
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    5. I know right? I've only seen good ratings. Though I haven't read the reviews, since I don't want them influencing me. I hope it's good!

    6. Haha, aww man, it's been a while since I've read fanfiction or really actively engaged in fandom. My OTP of all time and ship I probably have read the most fanfiction of is DracoxHermione from Harry Potter. Umm.. also my fanfiction days were really my anime days, so there was a lot of that: Naruto, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist… and some video games, Final Fantasy, Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Symphonia. Umm… fandoms I follow now… Well if I would go to read fanfiction now it would be Doctor Who (11xClara). And. And. I dunno. Suits? THERE'S SO MANY.

      I haven't read Eleanor and Park or anything Rainbow Rowell before! I am planning on reading E&P at some point, but I'm a bit hesitant because I have heard from some people that it comes off as extremely instalove-y. So I dunno about that. If I like Fangirl it'll probably ensure me reading it 🙂

    7. Hahaha, yeah, I hope she portrays us crazy fangirls accurately xD And same for me, it'll be my first of Rainbow's books 🙂 Hope you like it!