Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: YA Fiction, Standalone
Personal Rating: 3.25/5 (just okay +)
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! :)