Friday, December 5, 2014

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Review

Friday, December 5, 2014
Title : Fangirl
Author : Rainbow Rowell
Genre : Young Adult
Published : 10th September 2013
Pages : 460, paperback
ISBN : 978-1-4472-6322-7

Cath and Wren are identical twins and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair anymore    she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It's not easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in the fanfiction she writes where there's romance far more intense than anything she's experienced in real life.

Now Cath has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she's realizing that there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible..

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    she smoke, she cheated and she's brutally honest. When she first came to her dorm, she didn't meet Reagan first. Instead, she meet her ex-boyfriend, Levi, who's hobby is make people happy. Then, her days as a college student began. She got many helps from Reagan and Levi. Unfortunately, her relationship with Wren weren't in a good terms. Wren keep doing reckless thing, and sometimes just ignore her to deal with her own problem. Cath has a problem too with her Fiction-Writing class, where she and her professor, Piper, has a different opinion about writing,That's why Cath keep thinking to go home.  Not to mention her father, who sometimes work too hard till collapsed. After got many help though, she could finally feel fit in college life.

         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    read books (there's this series    Simon Snow by Gemma T. Leslie    in which Cath likes so much), write fanfiction, spend Friday night in her dorm instead going out. That's why, I really like this book and recommend it, especially to you fangirls, so you can feel the connection with yourself!

Thanks for reading!

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