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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read June 2019.

I read this book in pretty much two days (but the bulk of the reading in one). I'm pretty much completely in love with it. Many great books submerge you in a complex world of the author's making. In Fangirl, you get not one world, but two.

I was almost as invested in the Simon Snow characters as I was in Cath and her first year of college. It wasn't just that they reminded me of Harry Potter; they reminded me of all the fandoms I've ever been a part of. I'm infinitely disappointed that these books are not already real. I would not be surprised to see a fandom build around this fictional series…already, I've spotted some Simon Snow (not Fangirl) fanfiction out there in the wild of the internet. It's starting.

The main plot of the book was also quite good, don't worry. It reminded me a little too much of my own first year of college, not so much in the specific details, but in the way Cath saw her world. Rainbow also does a superb way of describing writing, and explaining what makes fanfiction so compelling—and valid. This is a must-read for anyone who's every read or written fanfiction. And a recommended read for everyone else.
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Reading Progress

June 2, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read (Hardcover Edition)
June 2, 2013 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
November 3, 2013 – Shelved
December 3, 2013 – Started Reading
December 4, 2013 – Finished Reading
June, 2019 – Started Reading
June, 2019 – Finished Reading

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