Well, firstly, this is my very first review, so pardon for any error, since English wasn't my first laguage. I know that this book has been out, like, 1 year ago, but I just really want to write a review about this book.
The very first thing that catch my eyes about this book, was, of course, the title. I'm pretty sure that you guys who's reading this right now is a fangirl too. That's why I decide to buy this book, I'd like to know how author describe us fangirls.
The story set in Lincoln, Nebraska, where Cath and her twins Wren went to college. Although they're twin, Cath and Wren were different. Wren's always been the reckless one, while Cath was the calm one, the one who rather spend the night writing instead of partying. When they graduated from high school, Wren decide that she want to go in her own way. Firstly, she didn't want Cath as her roommate.
"We've shared a room for eighteen years", Wren argued.
"And it's worked out great", Cath said.
"This is college", Wren persisted. "The whole point of college is meeting new people"That's how Cath end up with Reagan, her current roommate. Personally, I'd like to think Reagan as a more badass version of Wren
Let's talk about the characters. Cath, who's a fangirl, is a calm, shy, and quiet characters. She's a total opposite of Wren. It's hard for her to make friends. Hell, she even didn't go to the dining hall for about 2 months because she's afraid. She might continue to eat at her dorm if Reagan didn't force her. Around 6 months of college life, she only make a few friends, including her roommate Reagan, her friend (or more) Levi, and her writing partner Nick. Even she's too shy, I like Cath. She reminded me of myself when its hard for me to make friends (not that now its easy, but still..). In the end, I think Cath personality changes a bit because of Reagan.
As I said, Reagan is a badass character. When she still in a relationship with Levi, she kept cheating on him. She says, and I quote "I'm a pretty good friend, but I'm a suck girlfriend". Yes, she's a good friend. She often help Cath, even sometimes a little bit harsh. She and Levi were the one who's always beside Cath through college.
Levi is one of my fav characters. He's sweet, charming, nice, and, yeah, many girls like him. He's not the jock-type guy, but not a nerd-type either, When Reagan wasn't around, Cath always help him reading (It's not dyslexia). Then, he start to has a crush on Cath, but there's this one event that makes their relationship sort of drifted apart. But *a little spoiler*, its a happy ending for everyone!
To be honest, i rarely read Young Adult book without a supernatural characters or battles in it. At first, I feel really bored when I read this, It took me around 2 months to finish this book (well, i'm busy too at that moment). But Rowell really did a good job in describe fangirl. Everytime I read it, I couldn't help but feel that this is true. Cath does thing like we do
Thanks for reading!