I hope that all of you have figured out by now that it’s Wishlist Wednesday yet again. In case you are unfamiliar with it, Wishlist Wednesday was started by Pen to Paper as a way for bloggers to share a book that they desperately want on their shelves.
Quite a lot of hype has surrounded this book over the past couple of days and that might have something to do with the fact that it just came out. September 10, 2013 to be exact.
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.
First of all, many of you might be able to recognize the author as Rainbow Rowell, known for her other two books Eleanor and Park and Attachments. I’ve read one of them. When I was introduced to Fan Girl, the first thing my friend told me was “please don’t judge the book by its cover!” (Not kidding), so in the spirit of being an open-minded reader I did some more research. I have to say that from what I’ve seen over the internet this book is really hitting home for almost everyone. Readers everywhere are saying that those who grew up with Harry Potter or just absolutely loved it, can really relate to the story. I’m not usually one to hop on the band wagon when it comes to new releases but I cannot shake the feeling that this book will somehow be very nostalgic. That’s why this novel has made it onto my Wishlist Wednesday #3.
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