Books | FanGirl

2.9.14




All right my beauties? It's book time again! This month’s book is the amazing FanGirl by Rainbow Rowell. I had never heard of this author before, but after reading a brilliant review of it on 'Fine and Dandy' by the gorgeous Claire I just knew I’d have to check it out. And boy, am I glad I did! Well, being honest I bought this for my sister as a graduation present but she reads even faster than me so I knew it wouldn’t be too long before I got my hands on it!

The book follows a pair of twins, Cath, our shy, introvert narrator and Wren, her out-going adventure seeking sister. They’ve both just moved to college and are in separate bedrooms for the first time ever. Wren is thriving in her new life with her new roommate and plenty of boys, but Cath has been paired with an older, intimidating girl and has to face these struggles alone. Cath’s priority has always been writing her fan fiction and she doesn’t see why college should change this. We follow the girls (mainly Cath) as they go through family struggles, college life and first love(s). 

As ever I won’t elaborate too much more as I don’t want to spoil it for any of you but this book is incredible. The story is utterly heartwarming and I personally felt like I related to all the characters in different ways, which is a credit to Rowell’s writing. As the book progresses the characters and their relationships develop beautifully and I personally really cared about what happened to them all! I absolutely loved Cath’s narration. Of the two twins I would describe myself as more of a ‘Wren’ but being inside Cath’s mind was a whole new perspective for me. Rowell really gets how into the Internet a-lot of us are these days, and it hit home that sometimes we are all guilty of spending too much time with our online ‘friends’ and forgetting to live our real lives!

This book was just a complete treat to read – which explains why I did so in about 2 days. Oops! I just could not put it down, and it didn’t even feel like a strain. I’m already thinking about ordering another of Rowell’s books as I’m so impressed by this one, and that is why it’s getting 5/5 from me!

Have you read FanGirl? Or any other of Rainbow Rowells’ books? Xo


PS – Big thanks again to Claire from FineAnd Dandy for bringing this book to my attention! xx 

8 comments:

  1. I also seen Claire's review of this, and now reading yours - I really want to read this! I don't know why I haven't yet! I'll make it my business to try Rowell's books v soon :)

    Great post lovely!
    Jemma xx
    www.dorkface.co.uk

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    1. It's such a brilliant book I can't wait to read it again already ! xx

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  2. Wow - what a glowing recommendation. I had read a magazine review on this book (the tile totally got me in) and honestly it sounded a bit shit and I didn't think anymore about it. But your review makes me think I might need to stop by the book store on the way home.
    Literally changed my mind about reading - I don't know if you get paid for this post but I think you definitely should be (perhaps hit up Rainbow for a cut :)
    Excellent work!
    Kelsey x

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    1. Thank-you so much! That's such a lovely comment :) I love encouraging people to pick up a book! xx

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  3. this book sounds amazing, definitely something I would like! Well that's not a surprise since I am quite a fangirl myself haha! x
    http://rachelcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw I'm the exact same, I think a-lot of us could relate to it! xx

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  4. I recently read her book Eleanor and Park and it was amazing! I would highly recommend it. I'm excited to read this one now, thanks.

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.blogspot.com

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    1. I really want to read Eleanor and Park! I have stash of books to get through first though! xx

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