Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Fangirl is a story of an identical twin, Cath and Wren. Cath, a nerd, is always busy with her writings on fanfiction and Wren, the cool one (according to Cath), talks to everyone and love going to parties. Their mom left them when they were eight years old. It was difficult to balance their life and put their shit back together. Their dad Arthur was always very supportive but sometimes suffered bad breakdowns.
Since their birth, they have done everything together, and now in college Wren wants to meet new people and wants to be independent but Cath isn’t happy though because she is more of an introvert. Wren decided to not share the room with Cath but with some other girl. Cath was upset about it but she managed anyway. She was not making any friends at college. Luckily, she got a good roommate, Reagan. Cath was so scared of walking alone on the campus that she never searched for the dining hall. She had brought some protein bars back from her home and it helped her for the three months
Reagan never talked to her much. Cath felt as if they were just trespassers, not the roommates. Levi, Reagan’s ex-boyfriend always used to hang out in their room. Cath thought he is her boyfriend and never felt the need to discover anything. Reagan thought that Cath had some mental disorder that’s why she never goes to the dining hall.
Cath loved writing stories of Simon and Baz. She had read all the books of Simon Snow by Gemma T. Leslie. She loved creating her own stories of Simon and Baz. She had more than twenty thousand readers on fanfiction.com, reading her Simon-Baz stories. Her fiction writing professor, Professor Piper wasn’t happy with her writing those stories. She always said that don’t steal the characters of someone else’s book, create your own. But to Cath, it was never stealing, it was borrowing the characters.
Levi gradually developed feeling for Cath and he always loved listening to her stories. He wasn’t much into books. He had the problem of concentration while reading so he never read any book. He used to ask Cath to read him the stories. Cath always loved doing it because it made her feel relaxed and comfortable. She used to get engrossed while reading out aloud that sometimes she used to narrate in the flow of the character’s voice.
Rainbow Rowell has written this book in third person so, in the beginning it doesn’t give you much feels.
This book is indeed a great fiction. It has a fiction inside a fiction. While reading, you will be drowned in the emotions and feelings of the characters.
About the Author
Rainbow Rowell, born on February 24, 1973, is an American author of young adult and adult contemporary novels. Her young adult novels Eleanor & Park (2013), Fangirl (2013) and Carry On (2015) have been subjects of critical acclaim.