Cath and Wren are twins starting college. Cath is shy and quieter than her sister; she's nervous about being away from home and their bipolar father who needs his daughters as much as they need him---maybe more. When Wren decides that they need separate dorm rooms, Cath must start to form an identity and life apart from being a twin. This means embracing her inner fangirl who loves to write fic, but also getting out into the world and making new connections.
It's a sweet book that balances humor with genuine warmth. It's relatable, entertaining and a real page-turner! (Also, you don't have to know anything about being a fangirl or fantasy fiction to get into this story!)— From Sarah
This special edition includes fan art, a ribbon bookmark, a Q&A with the author, and an excerpt from her new book Carry On.
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? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013
A New York Times Best Seller
About the Author
Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (Attachments and Landline). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, and Carry On). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things.She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.