Friday, January 10, 2014

Review: Fangirl


Rainbow Rowell tackles the emerging topic of Fanfiction: is it imaginative or simply plagiarism?

Cath can't seem to do things on her own except for writing. She doesn't want to leave the room or go to the cafeteria. And forget parties -- you are better off reading than drinking yourself into a coma. It isn't illogical why her sister Wren decides to share a college room with someone else. But for Cath -- this decision means betrayal. They are twins, abandoned by their mother at a young age, and were made to support each other. How can Cath face life alone with only Simon Snow by her side?

Rowell's dialogue flows on the pages, both extremely realistic and easy to visualize. The love story she created between two unlikely personalities (introverted Cath and extroverted Levi) is reminiscent of great romance novels such as Anna and the French Kiss. The character's growth alone is worth reading. 

Looking forward to another masterpiece from Rainbow Rowell. 



4 comments:

  1. I seriously need to read something by Rainbow Rowell, heard so many things about her books and the writing. But I think definitely this one, I used to read fanfiction quite a lot, so that should be interesting. Glad you enjoyed it, great review! :)

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    1. Thank you! I've never really read fanfiction, well, except for Fifty Shades ^_^

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  2. I'm definitely going to buy that book from work =). Like Kirsty said, I have only heard good things about Rainbow Rowell!

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    1. Same here. Moving on to Eleanor and Park!

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