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ISBN: 1250030951

Title: Fangirl

Author: Rainbow Rowell

KDL Description:


“Quirky and socially-stifled Cath is embarking on her freshman year of college.  Every day is a challenge, as her twin sister chooses partying over studying, her roommate ignores her, and her anxiety is forcing her to live on power bars rather than eating in the cafeteria.   This book is funny and heartening, and if you’ve ever felt alone in a sea of people, you’ll definitely root for Cath.  I loved it!”—Liz at KDL’s Plainfield Township branch

Also recommended this month by Morgan at KDL’s East Grand Rapids branch

Amazon Description:

In Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, 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?