Malin’s #CBR5 Review #61: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Expected publication: September 10th, 2013

Cather and Wren are twins (their mother hadn’t planned on twins but always wanted to name a girl Catherine – so just split the name). Their whole life has been spent together, sharing a room, sharing interests, especially their love of Simon Snow (think basically Harry Potter, if Draco was his room mate, and also a vampire). Cath and Wren write fan fic read by tens of thousands of fans, while everyone awaits the release of the eight and final Simon Snow book. Cath doesn’t really think much will change when they go off to college, but then  Wren declares that she wants to live in a different dorm from Cath, and spends most of her time having the crazy party girl freshman experience, leaving Cath anxious and adrift in a new and confusing place.

Cath isn’t even sure she wants to be at college. She’s worried about their father, who manages fine most of the time, when his girls remind him to eat, and do the dishes, and the laundry. His mental health really isn’t as stable as it ought to be, and Cath doesn’t think he should be by himself. For the first couple of weeks, she barely even leaves her dorm room, just holes up and eats energy bars, goes to lectures and continues her fan fiction grand opus.

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5 thoughts on “Malin’s #CBR5 Review #61: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

  1. Two glowing reviews of Fangirl. Three months to go until I can read it. I sort of wish I’d discovered Rainbow Rowell a little later, that way I would’ve had a shorter and, thus, less agonizing wait for this one to come out.

      • I’m just now seeing your comment, since I remembered I forgot to go through and like all the glowing reviews of Fangirl. Anyway, I remember reading about NetGalley and actually getting ARCs sounded like a bit of a challenge and a long shot. So, I thought I’d just stick to waiting. But, on second thought, I’ll give NetGalley a shot. Just registered today!

      • NetGalley is great, especially if your blog has a fair readership. Of course, now that my blog gets more readers, I keep getting granted more ARCs, only about a third of which I ever get round to reading and reviewing. So I live in a constant guilt spiral. #FirstWorldProblems

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