Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

Hi guys!!
I'm going to do a review on one of my top books of the year so far, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell!
SynopsisCath 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?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

I went into this book with not-so-high expectations, I thought it sounded a bit too teenage for me and like the characters could annoy me, but then I started reading it....and I fell in love!

Yes, occasionally Cather did annoy me, the way she stopped herself from doing things all the time, got in the way of her own happiness and worried too much, but I was annoyed because I wanted her to be happy, I was annoyed in the way you would be annoyed with your best friend if they kept sabotaging their life in the same way.

My favourite character in the book had to be Levi, the first time he insisted he walk her to and from the library he stole my heart!
Tall, sweet blondes are my weakness (just look at my boyfriend) so this guy was a dream come true!
There was another guy called Nick in it who was her library buddy, and she seemed into him for a while so I was worried that would get in the way of any romance with Levi, I won't spoil it for you but let's just say Nick is no match for Levi ;).

Some people have said they could have done without the Simon Snow parts, but I definitely thought they played their part and I enjoyed finding out stuff about the world Cather was so obsessed with and I felt like it was important to read them as some of the stuff Simon was going through mirrored what Cath was going through.

We can all identify with being a fangirl for something (my weakness is the TV show Supernatural, Destiel FTW) so that part of the story really endeared her character to me and made me feel like I can really relate to her as a person because I also get quite obsessed with things, maybe not to her level, but I certainly get very engrossed in TV programmes and books!

The ending was a bit abrupt for me, I felt like I wasn't ready to let the characters go yet, but that's my own issue, I think I'd have felt that way if the book was 3000 pages long! 
All in all, a fantastic book, with some laugh-out-loud lines and great characters.
TTFN x

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