Fangirl

by Rainbow Rowell Year Published: September 3, 2013 YA Fiction

Rainbow Rowell is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.  Her characters are not quite the typical YA teens which makes for an interesting read.  

Cath and Wren are twin sisters who have shared everything their entire lives.  Because that is what twins do.  Or at least did before Cath and Wren went to college at which point Wren breaks the news to Cath that she does not want to room together.  Cath has a hard time adjusting to college life and life without her sister.  Cath has a strange and somewhat mean roomate who has a boyfriend who is extremely friendly and spends all his free time in Cath's dorm room.  To deal with all of this (or not to deal), Cath recedes into her fanfiction world of Simon Snow (suspiciously similar to Harry Potter) through her blog where she has thousands of followers. Along the way she fights with her sister, befriends her roomate, and falls in love for the first time.   

I love how the book goes from the plot to exerpts from Simon Snow and exerpts of Simon Snow fanfiction.  I'd like to read some fanfiction but I'm afraid I would easily become obssessed which I don't really have time for right now.  I have other obsession to work on. 

Wonderful book!  I wanted to immediately reread it. And now that I have written about it here, I really want to reread it.