It’s no secret that Rainbow Rowell is one of the darlings of the Cannonballer Read crew, and now I understand why. I haven’t gotten around to reading Eleanor & Park or Attachments, but after reading Fangirl, which I stumbled across quite accidentally on NetGalley, I’ve bumped them up to the top of my Goodreads list.
Cath and Wren are twins, off to their first year of college. For Wren, it’s an exciting time, a time to reinvent herself, find herself, experiment with freedom, be independent. For Cath, it’s a struggle. Wren doesn’t want to be joined at the hip any more, and Cath isn’t sure what to do without her. She throws herself in to the only thing she knows she can do – writing fan fiction. As it turns out, Cath and Wren are the anonymous authors of a very successful fanfic series starring Simon Snow, who, from the snippets Rowell gives us, appears to be a Harry Potter-esque character with a little bit of vampire love thrown in for good measure. Wren has abandoned Simon, but Cath can’t leave him, not until she finishes writing his story.