Original titel: Fangirl
Year published: 2013
Published by: Macmillan Children’s Books
Pages: 459 + an interview with the author
First sentence: “There was a boy in her room.”
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 easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in the fanfiction she writes where there’s romance far more intense than anything she’s experienced in real life.
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’s ever thought possible…
I knew I was going to love this book after I finished the first chapter. And love it I did. It’s a brilliant book, with a great combination of humour and a little bit of drama in a fantastic way.
Cath is an amazing heroine that I could easily relate to, although I’m not as socially anxious as Cath. She is the definition of a fangirl for sure. She prefers to stay in her room and write fanfiction about here favourite book series, Simon Snow and owns pretty much all merchandise created for the fandom. Cath is not good with people and prefer solitude. All this changes when she meet her new roomate; Reagan and subsequently Levi. Reagan is a butter social butterfly that you can’t help but love, and Levi is that guy that everybody likes. You will too.
The snippets of Simon Snow are fun to read, and do not distract one bit from the rest of the story although they might be a bit confusing if you aren’t familiar with the Harry Potter universe, as the books obviously are a tribute to the HP world.
I recommend this book to everyone.