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Fangirl

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Summary

Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university, and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It's not so easy for Cath. She's horribly shy and has always buried herself in the fan fiction she writes, where she always knows exactly what to say and can write a romance far more intense than anything she's experienced in real life.

Without Wren, Cath is completely on her own and totally outside 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.

Now Cath has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she's realizing that there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible.

A love story about opening your heart by Rainbow Rowell, the New York Times best-selling author of Eleanor & Park.

Fangirl now comes with special bonus material: the first chapter from Rainbow's irresistible novel Carry On.

©2016 Rainbow Rowell (P)2013 Random House Inc

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As amazing as I knew it was going to be.

Ever since I read Fangirl it's been one of my all time favourite books. Living in the UK we usually get stuff behind the rest of the world but when I finally saw it was available I screamed like the fangirl I am I'm 27 and happy to call myself a fangirl. This book was performed amazingly I love how it switched from Cath to the Simon Snow scenes absolutely fantastic I love this book even more thank you Rainbow Rowell for all your amazing stories. xx

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Really fun read

Great coming of age story! A feel good for anyone who get anxious in social situations. Definitely recommend for young adults

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Didn't really enjoy Fangirl storyline

I didn't really enjoy Fangirl, I found the story dull.
The writing is excellent and I enjoyed how it was written and read, both of which kept me listening to the end.

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Great Read!

This is a great look at the struggle of being a new person in a new place. I wish I had this when I had started university but was definitely grateful when I started school again. As with most Young Adult books there was a romance that had an issue and there was a lack of communication which I normally find annoying but I was able to overlook this as the story was able to shine through and the romance was secondary to the overarching theme of being yourself and the fact that you will get through a change no matter how impossible it seems.

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hoped for a better ending

loved it, wished there was less fan fiction and more of cath and levi !

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Carry on

I can not remember a book I enjoyed as much as this. I binged the whole audiobook within 3 days I couldn’t stop listening, the relatable relationships were just such easy listening.

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Just "OK"

Not my favourite Rainbow Rowell story.
The performance was perfectly adequate, but still wouldn't recommend.

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Awesome to listen to as you walk

Good pace once you get into it with interesting character! Keen to read Carry On

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it was good

i find it hard to get into this authers stuff but i usually like it when i do. this is what happened here. i feel kinda sad that such a supposedly damaged girl supposedly wrote a story that was so good.

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Amazing

Just fab I love it so much it made my heart swell and at some points I could of kept repeating them again and again ❤️❤️❤️❤️🌸💕👍🏻😊

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  • Veronica
  • 29-10-19

Great Stoyrteller

The plot itself did not appeal to me, but I gave it a go after a friend recommended it. Rowell is a fantastic storyteller, she brings the characters alive and I find myself suddenly caring very much about them. What really disappointed me was the ending. There wasn't one. I was very surprised when the story suddenly ended at what story wise is perhaps 2/3 through the character and plot development. Partly it is a testament to the writer's ability that I find this so upsetting. But it takes away from the story for me, that the book ends so suddenly and without allowing the characters to achieve something significant. Perhaps there is a sequel? It feels more like a short story than a novel. I really would have liked to know what happens next.

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  • Monika Sznajder
  • 14-03-19

Kinda amazed

Struggled to finish a bit, but after all this book was amazing. No one can write about love like Rainbow Rowell.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-10-17

Loved Levi

Great story. Fell in love with the character Levi. Wasn't much of a fan of the story within a story but loved the main story line so it was bearable.