Waiting on Wednesday #2: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

May 8, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine!

Title: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: 10 September, 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Amazon | Goodreads
A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?
 I happened to see this book on Goodreads when I was checking out Rowell's other books after reading Eleanor & Park which was absolutely freaking awesome. This one also sounds like a perfect light hearted coming of age story, and I;m dying to read it! I've requested it on NetGalley, lets see what happens *fingers crossed*.

So what are you waiting on this Wednesday?

1 comment :

  1. I'm excited for Fangirl too, I love Rainbow Rowell's writing and the concept of this book is something I can relate well too.


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