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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Book review: 'Fangirl' by Rainbow Rowell

Book review - Fangirl

Author - Rainbow Rowell

Summary - Cath and Wren identical twins and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to University and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one  half of a pair anymore - she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It's not so easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in the fan fiction she writes where there's romance far more intense than anything she's experienced in real life.
        Now Cath has to decide whether she is ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she's realizing that there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible.

My review - Reading Fangirl was like having a warm cup of milk in winter. It is a very sweet story but sometimes it becomes boring. Let us see the pros and cons of this book.

Pros - Cath is a very sweet character and is like every fangirl in this world. She is in love with Simon and Baz, who are two characters of a book series. She writes fanfiction, which is awesome. Levi is such a sweet, sweet guy! The book almost shines because of Levi! This book is totally warm hearted with no sinister plans or sudden character deaths or any stuff like that. But the best thing in this book is that it completely captures the spirit of a fangirl as well as how it is to be really anxious. Cath is almost like a real person and we forget that she's a character from a book.

Cons -  I felt like there were some noticeable cons in the book. The plot wasn't extremely gripping and there were no twists in the story. Maybe except a few minor ones. Cath literally stayed inside her college dorm the whole time and she never comes out of it due to anxiety (well almost). Which means most of the story occurs in the college dorm or in her home where she sits with her laptop, writing fanfiction the whole time or gets in trouble with her persuassive english teacher. Sometimes she gets anxious for even small things which becomes too tedious to read. And obviously, we don't know who Simon and Baz are so it takes some time to sort out the story. Plus the ending felt sudden.

Conclusion - Despite the hype about this book, it wasn't THAT interesting to me. Maybe it is not exactly my type, but I recommend you to read a free sample before buying it. Or read it from the library. It was a good book though.

Stars - 3/5

Recommended age group- 12 to 17 years.

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