Friday, November 15, 2013

FANGIRL

Author:  Rainbow Rowell
Genre:  YA Fiction, Standalone
Published:  2013
Personal Rating:  3.25/5 (just okay +)
Format/Audiobook:  Audiobook/
Rebecca Lowman & Maxwell Caulfield
Yearly Count:  93


Cath and her twin, Wren, are freshmen at college experiencing life changing moments.  Cath has a difficult time adjusting, so she continues with her comfort writing of fan fiction (Simon Snow).  Meanwhile, Wren goes about her life and loves what college has to offer.

Once again, I was very impressed with Rainbow Rowell's writing.  The flow and word choice makes her characters come alive.  I enjoy her writing immensely, and the narrator reading her work was just perfect, too.   The first year of college angle was enjoyed, however, I was not thrilled with the storyline.  Specifically, I did not like the whole Simon Snow fan fiction component.  :(  I would almost disconnect every time a portion was read.  Not good.  I probably would have liked it more so, had it been a different, non-fantasy fan character/story.  Oh well.  It hasn't deterred me from reading more by Rowell.  I'm still a fan of her writing!  :)

  

15 comments:

  1. I didn't really get the fan fiction aspect but still loved the book!

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    1. Bermudaonion ~ I understand. :)

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  2. Like Kathy, I don't really get fan fiction, but this is an author I want to try.

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    1. Stacybuckeye ~ I think you should plan on it soon. :) After 2 YA books, I'm looking forward to her adult one.

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  3. I really loved Attachments. I 'll have to give this one a try!

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    1. Susan ~ Thanks encouraging! :) I'm looking forward to it.

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    2. Oops! That's encouraging!

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  4. Sounds like we feel similarly with this book :)

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    1. Christa ~ Hmmm. I don't remember what you wrote.

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  5. This sounds interesting. I am not really into fan fiction but I might be able to get past that if the book is good enough. I'm still not sure about this one, but I know the author is well liked--maybe I'll try something else she's written.

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    1. Literary Feline ~ I'd begin with something else, however, it's not a bad read. Come back to it when you get the bug for her writing. :)

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  6. I still have this one and Attachments to read. I'm glad to hear the book was still enjoyable, in spite of the fan/character story. Like you, I really enjoy Rowell's writing!

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    1. Les ~ I want to read Attachments, too!! So many books, so little time. :(

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  7. I've read all her books and am now waiting impatiently for Landline to come out.

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    1. Susan ~ Landline doesn't sound familiar to me. Idk if I saw that one yet. Hmmm. No matter. I'm now impatiently waiting for that one, too. LOL. :)

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