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Fangirl Audiobook

Fangirl

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Publisher's Summary

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? Writing her own stories? Open her heart to someone? Or will she just go on living inside somebody else's fiction?

©2013 Rainbow Rowell (P)2013 St. Martin's Griffin

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    Kim 04-15-16
    Kim 04-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I want more."

    I was hoping for a book two. Loved the mixture of the stories with cath Levi and Simon and bass.

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    Ahlam 04-12-16
    Ahlam 04-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Too much eye rolling for me"

    I got really tired of the rolling eyes thing happening almost in every page
    And the story is not that bad but it could have been much ore better

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    B. Long 04-06-16
    B. Long 04-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not my favorite by Rainbow, but... "

    ... very listenable. I related a lot to Cath's "freshman blues" and her family dynamic, so she was an enjoyable character for me to read. I just didn't get the same kind of electricity as I did from Eleanor & Park or, oddly enough, Carry On. Perhaps because, in this instance, Rowell's phenomenally written characters were participating in a simpler, less exciting storyline? Also, I would've loved to have heard this book done in the dual perspective style of her others, as I feel that has really added depth to her characters' relationships in her other works.

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    Kristina 03-06-16
    Kristina 03-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Why did it end?"

    This was my second experience with this book and I found it disappointing both times when I got to the end simply because I wasn't ready to leave Cather's world. I never found a character I related to more than Cather. I'm not a party person nor do I care for large crowds or new social situations. The part about being afraid to find the cafeteria because she was unsure about the process sounds exactly like me. I like that even though she was unusually shy and insecure she still had a firm grasp on who she is and Rainbow Rowell had Cather stay true to that throughout. Awesome novel and I enjoyed listening to it this time around.

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    Morgan Klein Annapolis, MD 02-27-16
    Morgan Klein Annapolis, MD 02-27-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Love this story. Listened to it twice this month."

    My book club is reading "Carry On" and I decided to do "Fangirl" first. I loved it. Such depth an detail that I could really identify with Cath and the story took me back to my own college days. I then listened to "Carry On" and it made me want to listen to "Fangirl" a second time and pay closer attention to the excerpts of the Simon Snow stories. Now I am going back to "Carry On" I think it will be even better the second time.

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    nayellie 02-23-16
    nayellie 02-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "over and over"

    I could read/listen to this over and over again and never get tired of it.

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    Catherine 01-22-16
    Catherine 01-22-16
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    "I'm still smiling (just like Levi)"

    Everything you want in a book of its kind- a lovable, interesting, relatably quirky main character, charming love interest, believable story arc, and the warm feeling you get from the way Rainbow Rowell writes.

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    Daleto 01-13-16
    Daleto 01-13-16
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    "Another Fantastic Book"

    It's like three stories in one. I actually learned about fan-base writing from this. I didn't know it was a thing.

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    Andrea 01-09-16
    Andrea 01-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Liked the Story, but Not the Fanfic"

    As a huge fan of Rainbow Rowell's adult fiction, I was interested in reading her take on younger characters. I wasn't sure the subject would be for me —at this point, I'm not into NA-age characters or the fanfic world —but I felt certain I would at least enjoy the writing. That is exactly what happened in my reading of Fangirl. I thought it was a good (not especially great or life-altering) story, and the writing was great.

    -I really liked Cath's character growth
    -adored Levi
    -was frustrated by Cath's take on appropriation of her favorite author's series-in-progress, but appreciated her changing actions/opinions late in the story
    -ended up skipping most of the passages from Carry On, as well as Cath's fanfic —I was more interested in Levi/Cath and Cath/her family than I was in Simon and Baz and it was frustrated to be pulled out of the story.

    Overall, I enjoyed Fangirl quite a lot. The audio narration was really good. I'm looking forward to more from Rowell.

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    Melissa Quiroz 12-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "amazing"

    sometimes you could understand cath of how she feels and you just feel like you know someone (nick i think thats his name) and then they back stab you

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