Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Publication date: September 10th, 2013
In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath 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? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
So I actually read Eleanor and Park a little while ago and Rainbow pretty much ripped my heart out, tore it to pieces and stomped on it before putting it back. All in a good way, of course. The book gave me so many feels, it was ridiculous. Rainbow has the ability to suck you in, to make you feel all the feels and live through everything the characters go through. Like, wowza. Anyhoo, this isn't about Eleanor and Park (though I still think you should definitely read it like right now), this is about how excited I am to pick up Fangirl. I need more of Rainbow's writing so I cannot wait to get my grabby little hands on this book. Soon, my precious.. Soon. *wrings hands*