“When I’m writing my own stuff, it’s like swimming upstream. Or … falling down a cliff and grabbing at branches, trying to invent the branches as I fall.”
This book follows Cath Avery, a freshman at college who is obsessed with Simon Snow and has a twin sister. Cath writes fanfiction about Simon Snow along with her twin sister, Wren. When they go to college, Wren grows away from the fandom and mostly from writing fanfiction. Cath is the kind of girl who likes to write a lot and study in her dorm, but mostly she loves to be alone. Cath has a roommate named Reagan and their friendship starts to grow throughout the story. Reagan’s ex – boyfriend is always around and he starts to like Cath more and more and she didn’t even notice until they talk about that. His name is Levi, and he’s really charming.
“Because I’m the kind of girl who fantasizes about being trapped in a library overnight.”
I love this book. This is the second time I read “Fangirl” because I bought “Carry On” and I wanted to read again how Carry On really started. I have nothing wrong to say about this book. The story is amazing, captivating and once you start reading it you cannot stop. I had to stop at first because of college works… yeah, I know that sucks but once I had the chance to keep reading, I didn’t stop. The characters are awesome and charming in their own ways.
“The whole point of fanfiction is that you get to play inside somebody else’s universe. Rewrite the rules. Or bend them. The story doesn’t have to end. You can stay in this world, this world you love, as long as you want, as long as you keep thinking of new stories.”
Fanfiction is a pretty cool thing. If you didn’t know, fanfiction is when a fan writes fiction featuring characters and the world from a particular book or anything. I love the idea that a world and characters from a book cannot end when the book ends. We can just keep writing and writing more about them and they would exist as long as we want them to and they would do what we want them to do. If y’all say that it isn’t a pretty cool thing, you’re lying.
“I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.”
Let’s talk about the most important, fascinating and beautiful thing of this book, Cath and Levi. Their relationship start’s kind of weird but its Cath’s fault because she doesn’t trust anyone so she didn’t know how to trust Levi. He likes her, cares about her, loves her and treat her the way that any girl should be loved and treated. He works at Starbucks and his hair always smells like coffee (delicious huh?!). He loves when Cath reads her fanfiction to him because he doesn’t read books (that sucks, I KNOW). Cath changed a lot throughout the story. She was an insecure girl but being with Levi helped her a lot because she started to become a confident and happy girl who also started to view thing differently than she did before.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves some Realistic Contemporary because it’s really good, trust me, you won’t regret it.