Published by St. Martin's Press on September 10, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Young Adult
Format: Advance Reader Copy
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Honest. Raw. Brilliant.
Ladies and gentlemen… I’ve found a new favorite, auto-buy author! Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is hands-down one of my top reads of 2013, and it has a home on my favorite’s bookshelf. I haven’t been this excited about a new-to-me author since I discovered John Green’s books!
I really liked Fangirl from the beginning, but it wasn’t until about ¾ of the way through the story that the brilliance of it hit me. It snuck up on me, and hit me hard. There’s so much truth and beauty in Rowell’s words. I had to put it down for a moment to think about all the layers to her characters and story. It’s about first love, moving on, self-discovery, family relationships, fandom, and even mental illness.
I can’t recommend Fangirl enough. If you’re a fan of coming-of-age contemporary stories (young adult or new adult), or ever felt part of a book’s fandom, then this is a must-read for you! After reading Fangirl, I immediately bought Rowell’s Eleanor and Park, and it’s amazing and beautiful too. I’m looking forward to reading her debut Attachments, and I can’t wait for next book, Landline!