Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl is the story about Cather (Cath) she is going to college and for the first time she will be separated from her twin sister Wren. Wren wants to be her own individual and experience college life to the max.

Cath doesn't like to go out or meet new people. Having a roommate that is not her sister freaks her out. Luckily, her roommate Reagan likes to stay away for the most part.  However, her boyfriend Levi is a different story.
Levi is friendly, a gentleman, sweet, caring and he seems to have the hots for Cathy.

Cathy spends most of her time writing Fanfiction about Simon Snow and Baz. In her story these characters love each other instead of hating each other.  Cath wants to finish her long time story before the last book is out.
College is as hard as Cath thought it would be, with classmates taking advantage of her and teachers not understanding her.

I was sort of disappointed in this book. I considered myself a fangirl (after all I'm a muggle who still has her muggle email) but this book didn't click with me.
To be honest, the best part of it was Levi. It made my heart skip with all the nice things he does for Cath.

“I miss you." 
"That's stupid," she said. "I saw you this morning." 
"It's not the time," Levi said, and she could hear that he was smiling." It's the distance.”

“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.”

“You’re not the ugly one.” Levi grinned. “You’re just the Clark Kent.” 
“Hey, Cath,” Levi said, kicking her chair. She could hear the teasing in his voice. “Will you warn me when you take off your glasses?”

He also calls her "Little Red".
I did want to punch him when he made a big mistake but his apology was completely heartfelt.
Reagan was another winner.

“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.”

I found the pace to be too slow and at times even a little boring (please don't hit me). In my opinion I would have liked to see Cath overcome her social anxiety disorder, her dad finding treatment, her mother giving answers.
The end felt too sudden as well. I give 3 Fangs because I was very happy with the HEA.

“Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy,” Wren said. “It’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for.”

3/5 Fangs
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