HOW ARE YOU?!?!?! I AM GOOD. TODAY I AM GOING TO BE REVIEWING THIS BOOK. I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE ALREADY READ THIS BUT IF YOU HAVEN’T THAN I WILL STILL TALK ABOUT IT BECAUSE I LOVE THIS BOOK AND I AM RAMBLING NOW SOMEONE PLEASE STOP ME I MEAN THIS IS GOING TO LONG I MEAN SHIT LIKE I NEED TO STOP PLEASE SOMEONE STOP ME I WANT FOOD CAN SOMEONE GET ME SOME TACOS I REALLY WANT SOME HELLO IS ANYONE READING THIS IT FEELS LIKE NO-ONE IS SOMEONE STOP MEEEEEEEEE. YAY!!! SOMEONE DID STOP ME. MY DOG JUMPED ON MY COMPUTER AND I COULD’T WRITE ANYMORE.
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publication date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction
Description according to GoodReads, “From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park. 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?”
- I thought it was going to be a fun, cute and quirky read.
- I thought that this book was going to be a stereotypical YA read.
- I thought that it was going to be a fast read.
Thoughts During and After I Read:
- The only issue that I had with this book is that it doesn’t represent all types of Fangirls and Fanboys and in some areas it can be stereotypical.
- It only show that element. And in some areas it can show how we are not “Normal” and that it makes us “Freaks” or “Weirdos” compared to others.
- This book also goes on about how fangirls only write FanFiction. I do understand that some do and I do like to read those but that is not the only thing we do. We make merchandise, we write review, we talk to others, we make art, we do 3786855845 other thing besides WRITING FAN FICTION!!!!
- “She didn’t get it. She thought it was plagiarism” Cath said this as she was turning in FAN FICTION FOR A CREATIVE ESSAY IN COLLEGE!!!!
- Who does this for starters and expects for their teacher to understand and accept the work.
- You just plagiarized. PLAGIARIZED. AND EXPECT TO GET CREDIT FOR THAT. NON THE LESS IN COLLEGE. How does this character think she will make it in the real world?
- Do I need to say more?!?!?!!?
- The Fan Fiction she had in each chapter was clearly a cheap rip-off of Harry Potter staring Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy getting it on and such.
- Not to mention that it was so boring that I had to skip those parts of the story.
- The subplots in the story were also a major problem for me.
- Her sister was ignoring her and her father and went out to drink and than at a point she got alcohol poising and her father was like, “Honey, Can you please stop?” and her sister all of a sudden was like, “OKAY!” and than she stopped in which is most of the time unrealistic.
- The romance was just very saddening to me as it seemed like Cath and Levi were just skidding around each other like little children wondering who should ask out who. In the end she saw him making out with another girl ONCE SHE FINALLY LEFT HER ROOM *Gasp* and than she almost immediately forgave him and then lost her virginty to him.
In conclusion, this book is very NOT WORTH READING. It was very stereotypical, character driven, no plot, terrible subplots, and very annoying in general.