Author: Rainbow Rowell
Summary: Cath is a fangirl. And by fangirl I mean a really big fangirl. She is the fangirl of the Simon Snow series. Well the whole world is a fan of the Simon Snow series. But she is huge. She writes fanfictions, Simon Snow merchandise, forums, and everything else. Her and her twin sister grew up with Simon Snow. While her sister already grown away from the fandom Cath is far from growing away. Wren is going to college which means that Cath is going to college. Which means that Wren basically needs to drag Cath away from her laptop so they can go to college together. When they arrive to the school Wren already fitted in with the crown. Going to parties, getting drunk, and doing basically what every college student would do. But Cath is the exact opposite. She stays in her room writing fanfiction, reading Simon Snow stories, and going to her english writing class. That is until she meets Levi and Reagan. Those two try to pull Cath out of her shell that she has been hiding in through the majority of her life. This book is so relatable to the life of an average fangirl and it was really really REALLY good. Now that I read this book I am now wanting to read more books by Rowell. She made Cath seem so normal and relatable that now I wonder if in her other books she has the same types of characters.
My Review: I just adored this book. I really got into the book by the second chapter and it didn’t take me long to fall in love with all the characters in this book especially Cath and Levi. As I was saying in the summary this book is just so relatable. I mean Cath is exactly what I am. A fangirl. Even though this book has some romance in it, it is more like a “finding yourself” type of contemporary with a hint of romance in it. I just love how all the relationships in this book are (except maybe Cath’s mother and Cath’s relationship) My favorite parts in this book would be when Cath is finished studying and writing in the library and when she exits the library she find Levi just waiting there for her. I also really liked the way Rainbow put some of Cath’s Simon Snow fanfiction in the book. It just shows the readers how much Cath really is into this fandom and that we readers can relate to that sort of thing. The only thing that I am complaining about is that THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE. I need more Cath. I need more Levi. I just need more of this book in general. Don’t get me wrong it ended on a happy note its just I NEED MORE. Anyways I really really really recommend this book. Even if your not a big fan of contemporary’s this book will definitely make you want to read more of these types of books. And just to prove my point here are some of my favorite quotes from this book
“You’ve read the books?”
“I’ve seen the movies.”
Cath rolled her eyes so hard, it hurt. (Actually.) (Maybe because she was still on the edge of tears. On the edge, period.) “So you haven’t read the books.”
“I’m not really a book person.”
“That might be the most idiotic thing you’ve ever said to me”
Reagan was sitting up at Cath’s desk when Cath woke up.
“Are you awake?”
“Have you been watching me sleep?”
“Yes, Bella. Are you awake?”
“You’re never going to find a guy who’s exactly like you—first of all, because that guy never leaves his dorm room.”