This book was very hype during spring and it was a book everyone felt was a must to read cause it is such a great book, this was the opinion of most people and readers that I could see and read online.
I got the book translated in Swedish and well, I let Fangirl stay on the shelf for about 3 months or so before I picked it up and read it at the beginning of last week. Well, I’m glad I finally read it though :)
I really wished that I hadn’t picked it up when I did, cause I really should have read it earlier or later. In July I read Eliza and her Monsters (which I only review on Goodreads) and this book remind me a lot of that book. I felt like I have already read it, cause the story was so similar to Eliza and her Monsters.
I really liked the beginning of the book but after half way through it was just like I’ve already read this book, you know.
Another thing is that I read the pages with Simon Snow in the beginning, but later in the book I didn’t bother to read those pages cause I wanted to read about Cath, not about this fiction character Simon Snow she was writing about. And it was many pages that I just skipped cause I really wasn’t interested to read them. I felt it took a little too much space from the book. Too bad!
First I gave Fangirl 2 stars on Goodreads, but when I thought it more through I decided the book does deserve a little better rate, cause 1. I really like the beginning 2. The author writes good and 3. It’s a book you don’t forget, the story sticks. So I have to give the book and author some credit of course :)
I GIVE THIS BOOK 3 LATTES
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?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
Have you read Fangirl yet?