Waiting on Wednesday (14): Fangirl

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


by Rainbow Rowell
Publication Date: September 10, 2013

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

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?

Okay, guys. I’ve heard SO many wonderful things about this book that the excitement I had without the hype is grooooowing. I’m going to die if I don’t get my hands on a copy of this book. Being something of a fangirl past, present, probably future… I think I’ll most likely be able to relate. I love how this book sounds like it also touches on some of the deeper aspects of fangirling and how it’s sometimes a way to hide or deny things, life, et cetera. (Don’t play. You know you’ve done it.) Anyway, yeah. EXCITED!


9 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (14): Fangirl

  1. okay, i think i definitely need to get this. I have seen this circling the WOW’s for abut 5 weeks now. Great pick.

    Georgie @ What She Reads
    tweet @whatgeorgiedid

  2. Oh yayyy! I hope you love this! I really enjoyed it (although I had just a couple issues) and I think it’s a GREAT college story which I have been dying for! 🙂

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