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'Fangirl' by Rainbow Rowell 
24th-Sep-2013 09:49 am
fan fic?
Best. book. evah! Spent all day yesterday reading it coz I couldn't put it down. Everyone who is connected to fanfic in any way will relate to this book.

Really short summary from http://rainbowrowell.com/blog/2012/05/i-sold-a-book-there-was-cake/:

Fangirl is about a girl who would rather live inside of someone else’s stories than risk living her own — a coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Not-so-short summary:

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? Writing her own stories?

Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?
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