Fangirl

Fangirl

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250030955
1250030951
Branch Call Number: ROW Y
Characteristics: 438 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Fan girl

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Fuzzy_Slippers
Apr 23, 2020

I'm not usually a huge fan of YA books but this author just sucks me into their books! This one was so sweet and funny

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elisabeth_23
Apr 14, 2020

I have always wanted to read this book and I am glad I did! This was such an enjoyable read for me. I connected to the main character as she transitioned from high school to college, a similar experience I went through as well. This book has an adorable friendship to romance, some awkward experiences, and lessons about becoming your own adult.

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creativegirly123
Apr 03, 2020

I read the original fangirl book with the pink cover and some fanart inside I thought it was a really good book to be honest I loved how Cath grew as a character and how she and Ren (her sister) tried to patch things up in the end. The chemistry between Cath and Levi was cute in a enjoyable way and by that i mean I really enjoyed reading about them because they were the most cutest couple ever. Overall I really enjoyed this book and I believe that rainbow rowell will continue writing good books because she has good writing skills.This book is a must read for fans of rainbow rowell or maybe you're someone that's just curious to read something new and i hope whoever else reads enjoys it as much as I do.

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WoodneathAlexa
Mar 11, 2020

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is one of my favorite books ever of all time, so when this originally came out I was so excited to read it....and then I stopped after the first couple chapters. Her storytelling abilities are just too good and I was relating to the main character a little too much...so I put it down (enter Sarah J Maas and years of fantasy/mythology). Sometimes I just don't like reading things like that in my very limited free time. But I always intended to finish it someday.

While I still empathize a lot with the main character and what goes on inside her head, I'm so glad I finally read this and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was beautiful and real and relatable. In one part she even used the line "This....and this....and this..." that I LOOOVE in Song of Achilles (by Madeline Miller) and I had to stop myself from squealing out loud.

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Scarlett_Lucian
Feb 24, 2020

As a nerdy almost college aged girl, this spoke to me. Rainbow Rowell is a wonderful writer and this book is must-read for anyone who enjoys reading or writing fanfiction or just connecting to life in general. Absolutely lovely.

ArapahoeTina Feb 20, 2020

The more I read of Rainbow Rowell, the more I think she may be an underrated genius. I didn't think anything could match my love for "Eleanor & Park," but I really and truly loved this story (maybe just a smidge less, but still).

JCLEmilyD Jan 28, 2020

YA romance; girl from Omaha goes to college in Lincoln, NE. So Midwestern. So lovely.

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peneloperiley
Dec 21, 2019

From 30 best YA books of the last decade

FPL_Amy Nov 22, 2019

I think it's impossible for Rainbow Rowell to write anything but Awesome. I absoultely loved this book!

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Kaybgirl
Oct 22, 2019

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ArapahoeTina Mar 11, 2020

Underneath this veneer of slightly crazy and mildly socially retarded, I'm a complete disaster.

ArapahoeTina Mar 11, 2020

But you're so helpless sometimes. It's like watching a kitten with its head trapped in a Kleenex box.

ArapahoeTina Mar 11, 2020

Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can’t quite keep up with gravity.

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“But you're so helpless sometimes. It's like watching a kitten with its head trapped in a Kleenex box.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can’t quite keep up with gravity.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“You’re never going to find a guy who’s exactly like you—first of all, because that guy never leaves his dorm room.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“That moment," she told Cath, "when you realize that a guy's looking at you differently—that you're taking up more space in his field of vision. That moment when you know he can't see past you anymore.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“You give away nice like it doesn't cost you anything.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“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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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“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.”

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ArapahoeTina Mar 18, 2020

ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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green_ant_2572
Jul 30, 2019

green_ant_2572 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

VegasTraining Apr 17, 2018

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AliciaMochi
Mar 23, 2018

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Jan 26, 2018

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mausi13012003
Sep 20, 2016

mausi13012003 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 15

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danaefell
Jun 20, 2016

danaefell thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

xzhang17 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

MrDrProfessorPatrick Aug 01, 2015

MrDrProfessorPatrick thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 28

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ArapahoeSusanW Oct 18, 2016

College transition, fandom and first love. Another winner from the author of Eleanor and Park!

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

Follows Cath Avery's adventures throughout college.

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xzhang17
Aug 21, 2015

The events of the book take place during Cath Avery's freshman year at college. When it turns out her identical twin Wren does not want to room with her but meet new people, Cath is alone and without her twin's support for the first time in her life. The only consistency in her life becomes her daily posts in her lengthy and hugely popular fanfiction novel, Carry On, Simon. Between juggling a brusque roommate, her changing relationship with her sister, and her concern for her father's mental stability, Cath's college experience is a never-ending rollercoaster ride of both ups and downs that will expose strengths she never knew she had.

LibraryK8 Jun 24, 2014

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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green_ant_2572
Jul 30, 2019

Coarse Language: There is some language used throughout the book.

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MADKC4Ever
Sep 09, 2014

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

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