I've seen the movie first. I know I'm bad, right? But you can't blame me, they only translated the book a few months ago so there's no chance for me tI've seen the movie first. I know I'm bad, right? But you can't blame me, they only translated the book a few months ago so there's no chance for me to read it first.
So, with that said, I recommend to watch the movie instead unless you know how to read Hangul and have the book on that original language, then maybe you can try reading it first. I can't say because the translated version sounds so dull!
The thing is, I didn't enjoy reading it. Maybe the translation was just bad or the narration is so shallow. This version has lots of grammatical error too. The editor clearly didn't do well. However, I like the cover art. That's one reason why I bought this book and the only reason why I finished reading it was because the movie did well! Seriously, if you haven't seen the movie then do it! It was amazing and Joong Ki's performance is unbelievably good!
I was entertained with all the pickup lines and political sarcasms compilation in this book but I mostly enjoyed reading her speeches. My favorite areI was entertained with all the pickup lines and political sarcasms compilation in this book but I mostly enjoyed reading her speeches. My favorite are Student Leadership and Dreams to live for. I am not a fan; I don't even know her well but after reading those speeches I admired her judgement, braveness, and wit.
It is also the perfect book to read by our Filipino readers. Especially now that the 2016 Presidential Election is on its way. It is something that would really give us a whole new perspective as to why we should vote as wisely as we can. We Filipinos should vote for a candidate based on their “Qualifications” and NOT because of their “Popularity”. For a real politician should not only be intelligent, but should also have the compassion and commitment to serve his fellow countrymen; putting their needs as their biggest priority, by giving them their 100% public service. [Jasmine]...more
This is the first time that I've been so excited to read a chick lit and that is something big coming from me since I usually avoid this kind of storiThis is the first time that I've been so excited to read a chick lit and that is something big coming from me since I usually avoid this kind of stories - well, unless it's a Manga because I'm mainly onto Shoujo. Now that I have, I can't believe it took me a very long time to get this one done.
The start of the journey... I first stumbled on Fangirl through an audiobook which I got for free when I first signed up in audible.com. I don't like listening to a story, I rather read them but that time I was just randomly choosing one free audiobook and I thought Fangirl was an easy story to listen to. Not as complicated as fantasy or dystopia books. In fact, I didn't listen to it right away. I bought it early December but only started listening to it after a month. And even after listening to it from time to time, it took a while for me to finally engaged to it. But when it started - the engaging thing - I was hooked that I even bought a physical book because I want to devour it by reading and not just listening to it. Not that the narrator was bad but it's just felt different when you read it yourself.
Fangirl is the reason why I will read more realistic fiction/chick lit from now on. I'm so glad I was able to give this a chance. It's very light and cute and fluffy. Yup, that's how I felt reading the whole effing book. It's not gloomy (If I Stay) nor dramatic (Jellicoe Road) or even about dying characters (The Fault in our Stars). I think I've been reading the wrong realistic fiction sub genre all along.
Why do I like the book? Come on, what not to like about Cath? and Levi? and Reagan?
Actually, Cath reminds me of me. I'm socially awkward like her, I prefer staying in my room than going out, and I was obsessed with a certain fandom when I started college too. In short, I connected with Cath! I can feel what she's going through. I laughed with her short comings and I love everything about her. The way she worries about her dad, her trying not to expand her own world, being dependent to Wren, and her undying love over Simon and Baz.
And Levi, oh don't get me started with him! He's not even a hot, handsome guy you usually see in every YA book. He's just a regular guy who smiles a lot but every time he's on the scene, I can't help but have this flutter in my chest. Even while I was listening to the audiobook, I can't help but smile when I hear his name. I was smiling all the time that I have to avoid listening/reading in the public because I will look weird and creepy. Levi's smile is so contagious!
The lines - well, they were cheesy but I don't mind! Everything is perfect. Fangirl is perfection.
Do I have recommend this? 100%. Definitely. Sure! And again, take my word of it: I don't usually like reading books that focuses on love stories only but this one just it hit me like a ton of bricks - in a very good way! And take note, I'm rating it 5 stars! I don't randomly give 5 stars to any contemporary romances. I just don't! But for Fangirl, I'm gonna break that rule.
My only regrets is not buying this in hardbound! I was looking for the Collector's Edition but I can't find one anywhere. I think they have a new edition coming this May and I'm certainly gonna buy that one too!...more
Uhmm, no! As much as I love the student-teacher relationship or age gap romance, this story is just totally off and reeks of cliche! The art was goodUhmm, no! As much as I love the student-teacher relationship or age gap romance, this story is just totally off and reeks of cliche! The art was good but the story is just way too fast and no foundation at all. Everything is thrown all around, no movement, no serious pacing and no plot at all....more