Friday, March 14, 2014


Author:  Rainbow Rowell
Year:  2013
Publisher:  St. Martins Griffin
Pages:  434

Goodreads 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?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

I absolutely LOVED this book! It completely took me back to the days between Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  I stalked fanfiction boards reading so many stories dying for more information and just more from the world. There were stories that I followed that I absolutely loved. Sometimes today I have to stop and think for a minute whether something I remember happened in J.K. Rowling's stories and actual canon or was it something that was in one of the fanfiction stories I read. So to have this story about Cath - a person who is introverted and caught up in her fanfiction world being thrust into a new world where she's having to step out of her comfort zone and let others in. I was destined to love it. And I did. I thought Levi was wonderful. He was actually darn near perfect. I enjoyed this book much more than Eleanor & Park.  This story got me excited about what Rainbow Rowell has to offer next. 


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