Book Reviews

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

This is the first I’ve read by Rainbow Rowell and I’m fangirling Fangirl.

And sometimes I just want to write reviews in mostly quotes, okay? Don’t judge me.

I loved the the fanfiction aspect. I’ve read some really good Harry Potter fanfiction and this story made me want to read more!

In new situations, all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you. (And the ones you can’t Google.)”

That is real life right there. Rowell has a way of taking the simplest things and really making you remember what it’s like to be there or what you’re anxious about having to try or figure out. She takes a moment and makes it as real as possible. She is really good at making characters real and believable and I really admired that in this book.

I had to knock a star off for that ending. It felt like she just ended everything so abruptly. I want to know what the hell is going on! I hate endings like that. I want to know that the characters are okay and at least tie up SOME of the endings!

Some of the characters annoyed me *cough*Wren*cough*, but other than that, I really liked Cath, Reagan, and Levi.

Cath was kind of angsty sometimes.

“It’s just… everything. There are too many people. And I don’t fit in. I don’t know how to be. Nothing that I’m good at is the sort of thing that matters there. Being smart doesn’t matter—and being good with words. And when those things do matter, it’s only because people want something from me. Not because they want me.”

but she had some redeeming qualities.

“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.”

Reagan had me laughing and smiling the whole time; she brought out a more fun side of Cath.

“If God put me into your life to keep you from wearing a fucking tail,” Reagan said, “I accept the assignment.”

And Levi ♥

“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.”

“Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow,” he said.”

“I choose you over everyone.”

“She smiled, and her eyes started to drift downward.
Back up to his eyes.
“You know that I’m falling in love with you, right?”


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