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Fangirl

Rowell, Rainbow (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Cath struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and worrying about her fragile father.
Authors: Rowell, Rainbow
Title: Fangirl
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 438 p. ; 22 cm
Summary: Cath struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and worrying about her fragile father.
Alternate Title: Fan girl
ISBN: 9781250030955
1250030951
125003096X
9781250030962
Branch Call Number: FICTION Row
Statement of Responsibility: Rainbow Rowell
Subject Headings: Twins Fiction Sisters Fiction Fathers and daughters Fiction Characters and characteristics in literature Fiction College students Fiction Fans (Persons) Fiction College freshmen Fiction
Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Topical Term: Twins
Sisters
Fathers and daughters
Characters and characteristics in literature
College students
Fans (Persons)
College freshmen
LCCN: 2013013842
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Sep 09, 2014
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Adults won't get this book. They won't. Fanfiction isn't something that they're familiar with; in fact a lot of people aren't. I'm not into fantasy fanfiction, I do read fanfic about bands and music, and so do a lot more teens than people realize. I was waiting so long to check this book out, and I wasn't disappointed. I honestly couldn't stand Cath at the beginning of the book, but by the end, I started to like her a little more. It's one of the best books I've read in awhile, and I can't wait to see what else Rainbow Powell puts out.

this book is so amazing!!!!!!! Rainbow Rowell is an interesting and realistic author

Aug 29, 2014
  • Kaety_Katniss rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was fantastic, both in writing, story and character.
Cath reminded me of me so much. The pear-shaped body, the love for writing, and the obsession for a slash-couple. Also, the brown hair and glasses, and how writing with pencil and paper makes it harder for her to write compared to typing.
She and I have a lot in common, it was like reading myself in a different state, older and with an awesome boyfriend.
Levi was super cool, reminds me of one of my friends. Also, who can turn somebody down who brings them coffee?

Aug 20, 2014
  • Ishtaryujinn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In chapter 33 i guess near the end of the chapter, when she asked levi if everything was ok ,when he wouldn't let cath on his lap. Then he asked the same question to cath and she said "yeah" then lifted her arms, does that mean she took off her shirt? And if so, had she done it with levi?

Aug 12, 2014
  • LPL_MollyW rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

When Cath goes off to college, she struggles to find her place as a writer, as a sister, as a friend, and as a daughter. This is a touching, funny story about all the trials and tribulations of a college freshman who is more at home in the fictional world of her favorite series than the “real” world. If you love fanfiction, you will love this book!

Aug 11, 2014
  • AuroraN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely loved this book! It was amazing to see a seemingly normal girl learn to navigate her life in college, as the reader discovers that her background story is more complicated than it seemed. Very good love story and coming-of-age YA novel. I especially loved that as readers, we got to not only experience Cath's problematic past, but also how she overcame the lasting effects that it had on her.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "The main character Cath is just starting college - trying to balance dealing with her anxiety, twin sister problems, rude roommate, dad, boys *and* classes is a little much, and all she really wants to do is write her Simon Snow (like Harry Potter) fan fiction.

This book! I've only read one other Rowell book (Eleanor and Park) and I think this book has turned me into a fan of hers. While Cath's life is pretty intense, I also feel what she's going through isn't over-the-top. Besides, everything is dramatic at 18."

Aug 01, 2014
  • ypzheng rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Cath and I have so many similarities. I'm a fangirl and she's a fangirl. She writes fan-fiction. I read fan-fiction. This book relates to me so much that I have to read it when I first heard the name of this book.

Jul 24, 2014
  • AngelFire101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Heartbreakingly real and entertaining Pretty much everyone can relate to it and you get hooked from the simplistic, easy to follow writing.

Jul 15, 2014
  • Persassy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I want more.

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Sep 21, 2014
  • VIoletcoco5 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 09, 2014
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 02, 2014
  • SRC2014 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 14, 2014
  • blue_dove_226 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 24, 2014
  • LibraryK8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In the age of tumblr, fanfiction and fanart, Cath is a relateable character for any teen who has geeked out over a book, tv show or movie. Starting her freshman year of college, Cath is facing several new obstacles. Her twin sister Wren doesn't want to room with her so “they can meet other people.” She is dealing with her father’s mental illness. And college has taken time away from completing her epic online fanfiction Carry On written in the world of Simon Snow (a character reminiscent Harry Potter). On top of it all, Cath might be falling in love with her roommate's boyfriend.

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Sep 09, 2014
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: The "F" bomb is used, though sparingly, throughout the book.

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Jun 28, 2014
  • MsSimmons rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"And part of her set the whole world on fire just to watch it burn."

Jun 11, 2014
  • katescarlson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months—they're like dog months.”

But there's nothing more profound than creating something out of nothing.
Think about it, Cath. That's what makes a god - or a mother. There's nothing more intoxicating than creating something from nothing. Creating something form yourself!
(Chapter 23)

Mar 23, 2014
  • lilmisslibrary rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

How do you not like the Internet? That's like saying, 'I don't like things that are convenient. And easy. I don't like having access to all of mankind's recorded discoveries at my fingertips. I don't like light. And knowledge.

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Dec 11, 2013
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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