Book Review: Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell)

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Book Review: Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell)
Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy,
it’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for.

I expected too much from Rainbow Rowell after reading Eleanor & Park. That’s why Fangirl paled in comparison. At least for me. Nevertheless, R. Rowell still managed to make me fall in love with the main guy character Levi (and his untiring smile). 

I understand Cath because I’m a fangirl myself.

Although I don’t spend thousands of hours writing fan fiction online, I know how it feels obsessing about the magical world and the characters in it.

Harry Potter characters grew up right in front of my eyes and I feel protective of them, just as Cath is as defensive with her favorite fictional characters Simon and Baz. I can stay up late discussing the could-have-beens and what might-have-beens with other HP fans (my sisters for instance).

I don’t like meeting people and unnecessary social obligations a.k.a. attending parties as well. So, Cath for me is normal, regardless of what other people say.

Fangirl is a fun and entertaining novel, Eleanor & Park aside.

You sort of get two fictions in one book--- Cath’s world and a glimpse of the world she’s obsessing over.

Reading Fangirl makes you wish you have a sister or a friend like Cath (if you’re into writing or if you love fictions). It makes you want to meet someone as warm and comforting as Levi. Having a boyfriend like him is like coming home to a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows in a cold and windy weather. 

And it makes you want to head to the nearest Starbucks for a hot Gingerbread Latte Grande.


I give Fangirl 3.5 stars. Then again, who am I to say it’s a good or a not-so-good book. Go get your copy and see for yourself.

See also:
Life After Eleanor & Park (Book Review And Raving)

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