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Waiting on Wednesday: Fangirl

Mar 13, 2013
Waiting on Wednesday is a bookish meme in which we blog about the books we're waiting on. It's hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week I'm waiting on Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I haven't read any of Rainbow's other novels but fell in love when I stopped by her blog one day and listened to the playlist she created for Eleanor & Park. I just knew I had to add her next book to my to-read list. And I have. And the premise sounds oh so sweet.


Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?

While you're waiting, stop by Rainbow's blog and listen to her playlists
7 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: Fangirl"
  1. This one sounds great, funny and deep and I'll definitely be checking it out! I'm a new follower :)

    Come Check Out My WOW

    1. Hello! It does sound like a really sweet read. Thanks for following.

  2. This sounds so cute and fun! Fangirling is definitely something I can understand. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

    1. Hello! Thanks for the comment. It does sound like a really fun read.

  3. I am super excited about this one also. I added it to my GR within about four seconds of hearing about it. Glad I'll have someone to fangirl it with!

    1. I'm definitely glad I'll have someone to fangirl it with, too. :)

  4. This book sounds amazing!! I'm adding this to my TBR list!! Great pick!! :D

    My WoW!