Showcase Sunday #40: Fangirling Over Fangirl

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{ Thoughts }

I was SO excited when I won Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell in a recent bookish giveaway. I’ve been wanting to read this title ever since it came out because a. I am a Fangirl, b. there are Harry Potter references!
For those of you who have never heard of this book before, here’s the Goodreads synopsis:
A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 

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? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

I hope that this book lives up to my expectations because although Eleanor & Park was good, it wasn’t quite as good as I thought it would be.
Anyone else read it? Thoughts?
Update: I have now read and reviewed three Rainbow Rowell titles, check them out here!

What did everyone else get this week? 🙂

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