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Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university, and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It's not so easy for Cath. She's horribly shy and has always buried herself in the fan fiction she writes, where she always knows exactly what to say and can write a romance far more intense than anything she's experienced in real life.

Without Wren, Cath is completely on her own and totally outside 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.

Now Cath has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she's realizing that there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible.

A love story about opening your heart by Rainbow Rowell, the New York Times best-selling author of Eleanor & Park.

Fangirl now comes with special bonus material: the first chapter from Rainbow's irresistible novel Carry On.

©2016 Rainbow Rowell (P)2013 Random House Inc

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Loved Levi

Great story. Fell in love with the character Levi. Wasn't much of a fan of the story within a story but loved the main story line so it was bearable.

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  • Jodie Wilkins, Fanlovesbooks
  • 11-04-16

As amazing as I knew it was going to be.

Ever since I read Fangirl it's been one of my all time favourite books. Living in the UK we usually get stuff behind the rest of the world but when I finally saw it was available I screamed like the fangirl I am I'm 27 and happy to call myself a fangirl. This book was performed amazingly I love how it switched from Cath to the Simon Snow scenes absolutely fantastic I love this book even more thank you Rainbow Rowell for all your amazing stories. xx

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  • Lyly
  • 07-18-17

Really fun read

Great coming of age story! A feel good for anyone who get anxious in social situations. Definitely recommend for young adults

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  • Lauren Bateman
  • 09-09-18

Great Read!

This is a great look at the struggle of being a new person in a new place. I wish I had this when I had started university but was definitely grateful when I started school again. As with most Young Adult books there was a romance that had an issue and there was a lack of communication which I normally find annoying but I was able to overlook this as the story was able to shine through and the romance was secondary to the overarching theme of being yourself and the fact that you will get through a change no matter how impossible it seems.

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  • Daisy Fletcher
  • 08-27-18

boring.

The story dragged on and on. The narrators had dead voices. I didnt like this book.

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  • rejoyce
  • 07-26-18

Enjoyable

Really enjoyed this book 💚 however, didn't care much for the Baz & Snow parts

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  • HarrietJ
  • 07-14-18

Urghh boring

boring uninteresting meandering story. annoying main character and the narration... what was going on with the sad low energy voice for the entire book. drove me mad!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-21-18

loved this book

loved this story, it got better as it went along, the only downside is the story didnt really end.which i hope means theres a second book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-18

Finished and I immediately want to start it again!

I found the main character so relatable, I could read to her perspective forever. This story was a joy to listen to, I stayed awake all night just to listen to it and finished it in one sitting which I have never done with an audiobook before. I'm exhausted now but it was so worth it, it is the best feeling in the world when a book completely sucks you into it and is what Fangirl did for me. Definitely a new favourite for me!

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  • Mrs L
  • 01-13-18

I listened twice

This story is wonderful escapism, with all the layers of fiction, fan fiction and the story of Cath's days at college. I finished it, had the usual few days of music gap, then started it again. I didn't have any new titles I wanted to hear as much as I wanted to hear this again. It's not challenging, it's a comforting listen and I love it.

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  • Abigail
  • 09-10-17

Very moreish

The more I listened, the more I wanted to know. I've stayed up for about a weeks listening to this book until 1am ! I wish it didn't end the way it did as I really wanted to hear what happened at the end!

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  • Laura
  • 09-08-18

Im a total fangirl for fangirl

love this book a great book for young girls to read. To explores a first love, the ups and downs of life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-31-18

Brilliant. Would recommend forever.

Brilliant. Captivating. Real. For anyone who has ever fallen in love with a character, for anyone who has had times where they felt like the real world was uninviting or overwhelming. Characters you understand, relate, understand and love. Hooked, sad it's over and recommended.

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  • Bryony S Gordon
  • 04-01-18

I Was In Love Before I Was Even 5 Chapter's In

I was in love with this story before I was even five chapter's in. I absolutely love this story to bits. Levi and Cath are so cute and I love them. I will definitely be listening to this book again. I almost want to start the book again. This book describes me almost perfectly as I'm a FFN writer and it just absolutely perfect. I got Carry On because of cause I did.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-08-17

An amazingly involved story

All characters crawled into my heart and you wanted a happy ending for. Hope there is more to come.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-15-17

A Perfect Feel Good Book

I've been three books deep into a fantasy series and needed a break to regroup. Fangirl was a good feel good book with good believable characters and story line. If your looking for something light hearted that touches on some deeper life issues, try this book.