All about Books
This is the page where I will be discussing what I'm reading, reviewing those books and be open to suggestions to keep adding to my To Be Read pile. Honestly, I'm never going to get through that thing anyway, so the more the merrier.
This review is for the book ‘Fangirl’ by Rainbow Rowell. Yes, I’ve finally read this book!!
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Part of a trilogy: No, it’s a standalone
Original publication date: 30th January 2014 (Paperback Edition)
My Rating: 4½ out of 5 stars (Read July 2017)
I was in an interesting position when finally picked this book up after having it sat staring and waiting for me for a good few months. When I began, I was still technically a university student myself. By the end (as I write this review), I’ve been a graduate for two days.
But I still loved it, just as much as I’d hoped I would. Fanfiction (which I used to write for various things), a main character with social anxiety, and all kinds of new changes made me want to read it and I’m glad I did.
Things I Enjoyed:
- Cath’s social anxiety was portrayed in such a realistic way- and that’s rare for any book, not just in YA. As someone with social anxiety, there were so many of the little things I recognised in myself, as well as the big things. Though maybe I would have tried to push myself to go to the cafeteria earlier. And find a nice looking corner to sit in. Near the main doors, of course.
- Like Cath, I also say ‘I just…’ a lot, or find a way of working the word into a sentence. I’ve never really thought about it too much until I read this book.
- However, I do know I apologise far too much. Though I can’t help it. #sorrynotsorry
- I loved how much this was about family and friendships and supporting each other.
- Baz and Simon. It was brilliant. And how a segment correlated with the end of each chapter. Though occasionally some parts were a bit long.
- The Fiction-Writing class. We don’t have those sort of options in England for classes. Though we have Creative Writing degrees. I’m currently debating one for myself in the future.
- Everyone supporting Cath when she stood up to Nick.
- Levi and everything he goes through, with him having what sounded like dyslexia. I really liked him.
- The diversity in this book was great.
On the negative side, I probably could have done with less mention of the uni campus. While it sounded really nice, there seemed to be too much talk about it. Maybe that’s just a personal thing. For one, I’m not American, so can’t relate.
Secondly, my university was really small, even compared to the big ones we have in England and Britain, let alone anywhere else. So again, I couldn’t relate.
There were a couple of other things, but overall, I loved it and definitely recommend it.
Thanks for reading. All the best..
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