Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – Review #8

Sunday March 19th Review’s part 2

I thought it appropriate to review the two books that shared the connection of one fine author and enough nerdiness to bring a crowd of fangirls, and boys, together. Oddly enough, I never hear much about us fanboys, it’s always just the girls, but whatever.

Anyway, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I think I liked this book better than Carry On honestly. The connections to myself and my habits was astounding. Her writing habits, her major in college, her life. I connected, I feel like many people probably connected, people like me, nerds. Anyway her is Cath, she lived in Omaha Nebraska and moved to Lincoln Nebraska for College. She has a twin sister who she trusts with her life, and a father to watch over her. She’s a complete introvert and hates going out, and hates meeting new people, especially when doing so and it backfiring. Oddly enough, her twin sister did not want to bunk with her after 18 years of living in the same room, and so she had to meet her new roommate. A nice friendship grows and this becomes one of the best things to happen to her indirectly. This novel follows betrayal – albeit somewhat minor at points, and heartbreaking at others – romance, and fun nerdiness that I think many people could relate to. Fanfiction in general draws a whole slew of people together so this book fits all of them, and even those who don’t read fanction, such as I.

Some good features about this book, are the basics mostly, the plot was lacking a bit, but I hardly noticed, I went through this book almost as fast as Carry On. It follows a good story and that was enough for me. There was one loose end to this story which I kind of did not like, but I can live with it, I think it was kind of explained, just not clearly enough.

Another feature about this book is the characters. I loved most of the characters and I hated others, none of them were badly written, it’s just that some of them were either college jerks or ignorant in general to everything. The main characters are all lovable and break standards I think, the story leads Cath through a hard life, or at least a stressed one and it makes me personally think about my own and accomplishing things. She’s a writer and reading about her made me want to write. I wrote a thousand pages on my own personal fantasy story today and I feel good about it. The characters are great and motivating and just good.

I really liked this book and I want to read more by Rainbow Rowell but I feel like nothing else she can do will live up to my love for Carry On and Fangirl.

5/5 It’s a good read, worth the time, it’s quite quick actually.

-Zachary

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