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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park. 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 lifeand shes really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; its 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.Caths sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath cant let go. She doesnt want to.Now that theyre going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesnt want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. Shes 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...

Title : Fangirl
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ISBN : 16068905
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 481 pages
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Fangirl Reviews

  • Ashley Nuckles

    Screaming internally because I want my own Levi now, please and thank you.

  • Debra

    ♥ 4.5 STARS. ♥

    Fangirl was such a refreshing and wonderful story! It's both a coming of age story about a girl starting a new life in college, as well as a friend to lovers story. From the moment I started reading it, Rainbow Rowell managed to suck me into the world of Cath, Levi, Simon Snow and all the other equally unique side characters. The author's easyflowing writing style made it seem as a very simple story at the time I was reading it, but looking back at it as a whole the story managed t

    "Loving Simon isn't something someone does alone or once a year at a convention - for thousands of fans of all ages, loving Simon Snow is nothing less than a life style."

    Now, when the sisters start college, Wren is ready to move on from her Simon Snow obsession and start a new adventure. She's convinced they need to meet new people and decides it's best they not room together. Cath, on the other hand, remains a die hard Simon Snow fan. She much rather spends her time with fictional characters and internet friends than venturing herself in the unknown college world. But college and the new people she meets also make her realize there might be more to life than being solely focused on everything Simon.


    "You give away nice like it doesn't cost you anything.”

    At first, Cath is adverse to getting to know Levi, or any other new person for that matter. She's content just to live in her own protectieve bubble, while reading and writing about her number one passion: Simon Snow. As a very popular fanfiction writer, Cath has thousands of followers on the internet who anxiously await her newest fanfiction entries. She spends almost all of her free time locked up in her room, typing behind her computer. Her new roommate Raegan feels sorry for her and decides to become her friend and forces her to go out more.

    “I feel sorry for you, and I'm going to be your friend."

    "I don't want to be your friend," Cath said as sternly as she could. "I like that we're not friends."

    "Me, too. I'm sorry you ruined it by being so pathetic.”

    At the same time Cath starts to spend more and more time with the always smiling and helpful, not to mention very goodlooking, Levi. During the first half of the book Cath assumes Levi is Raegan's boyfriend since he spends so much time in their room. But after she finds out they've been broken up for over three years, she allows herself to acknowledge the feelings she has for him. Levi thinks her Simon obsession is adoringly cute and he supports her writing but he also makes her want to push her boundaries and experience the real college life.

    “What's the plan?' she asked.

    He grinned. 'My plan is to do things that make you want to hang out with me again tomorrow. What's your plan?'

    'I'm going to try not to make an ass of myself.'

    He grinned. 'So we're all set.”

    Cath is an easy to relate to character and her geekiness makes her all the more unique and fun to read about, while Levi is the perfect, sweet and swoonworthy male lead. Their romance was slow building and adoringly awkward at times which made me all the more curious to find out how their relationship would develop. In the end, it was especially Levi's understanding and kind personality that made me root for their happily ever after.

    “It's okay if you're crazy," he said softly.

    "You don't even know-"

    "I don't have to know," he said. "I'm rooting for you.”


    All in all, Fangirl was a highly surprising read that will definitely stay with me for a very long time. It's not the kind of story that will blow you away with sexy scenes or dramafilled situations; on the contrary, it's more the kind of story that will blow you away with its simplicity and meaningful conversations. It was my first book by this author and I'm already looking forward to reading more of her work in the future!

    If you're looking for a refreshing standalone novel that will leave you with a happy smile after you've finished reading it, Fangirl is the perfect book for you!


  • Maria

    4.2/5 Stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    “To really be a nerd, she'd decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one.”

    ― Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

    I honestly adored this book. I adored the complex characters, the fandom aspect, the writing, the setting, the romance. This book was a true delight. I got a bit confused, at first, with the narration of this book being in third person, while most books of this genre are written in first person, but fan fics are always written in third person. I hope Rainbow did ...more

  • Samantha

    4.5 stars! As someone with anxiety who also has immersed herself in fandom since high school, this was almost the perfect contemporary for me. I still struggled with whether to give this 4 or 5 stars. Who knows... After a day I may come back to give it 5.. I did read it in one day after all.

  • Cecile


    This review is long (even for me) and if you liked the book, you probably shouldn’t bother with it. (And yes, before you ask, the titles do refer to fangirling lore)

    1. My Body is Ready

    I was quite excited to read Fangirl, at first. Trusted GR friends have loved this book, and I thought it would actually be -a bit- about the fangirling life (which I have been living fully for a year and a half, so I was like “Oooh, my ELEMENT, yay!”)

    Dear Got in Himmel, was I wrong.

    Anyway. Let the Gam

  • Komal Mikaelson

    Edit: Downgrading the rating to 4. When I look back now, there are some minor issues, which I initially overlooked. So, yeah, maybe a 4.5 read but definitely not a 5.

    Initial Reaction After Completion

    You know how we all cry at tragedies. We cry with Rose in Titanic, with Liesel in The Book Thief, with Harry in Shell Cottage, with Maya in Forbidden. We are a sentimental specie and we cry a damn lot.

    But how many of us cry at an especially beautiful ending. When wounds heal, when all loose ends ar

    “What’s wrong with Levi?”

    “Nothing,” Cath said. “He’s just … not like me.”

    “You mean, smart?”

    “Levi’s really smart,” Cath said defensively.

    “I know,” Reagan said, just as defensively.

    “He’s different,” Cath said. “He’s older. He smokes. And he drinks. And he’s probably had sex. I mean, he looks like he has.”

    Reagan raised her eyebrows like Cath was talking crazy. And Cath thought—not for the first time, but for the first time since last night—that Levi had probably had sex with Reagan.

    “And he likes to be outside,” Cath said, just to change the subject. “And he likes animals. We don’t have anything in common.”

    “You’re making him sound like he’s some rowdy mountain man who, like, smokes cigars and has sex with prostitutes.”

    So, wrapping up,

    This is a do-not-miss-even-if-the-fucking-sky-is-falling. It is breezy and joyous coming of age novel which will undoubtedly tug at your heartstrings. Beneath all the fun and humor lie subtle hints to maturity and development. The honesty and innocence it emanates will lift your spirit and restore your faith in YA literature.

    I am leaving you with this absolutely stunning vignette of wisdom:

    “I find Ugg boots really comforting,” Cath said.

    “Why? Because they’re warm?”

    “No. Because they remind me that we live in a place where you can still get away with, even get excited about, Ugg boots. In fashionable places, you have to pretend that you’re over them, or that you’ve always hated them. But in Nebraska, you can still be happy about new Ugg boots. That’s nice. There’s no end of the innocence.”

  • Nat

    Why I Fangirl over Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl (Spoilers: Levi)

    If you've been following my reviews for a while now, you probably know by now that Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl is an all-time favorite of mine; I make sure to reread it every single year.

    This time around, I decided to revisit the book through a different medium by checking out the audiobook for the first time, as I mention in the Parks and Rec book tag (where I feature Reagan for Ron Swanson's question, yet somehow still wound up includin

  • Christine Riccio

    Loved this book <3 Full review/booktalk: