Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell PDF
Download Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell PDF book free – From Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell PDF: In Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, 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. Buy from Amazon
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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell PDF
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. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
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?
“Absolutely captivating.” ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A funny and tender coming-of-age story that’s also the story of a writer finding her voice…touching and utterly real.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The magic here is cast not with wands but with Rowell’s incredible ability to build complex, vivid, troubling and triumphant relationships…Fans of Eleanor & Park and other bookish, nerdy types will thrill at finding such a fantastic and lasting depiction of one of their own.” ―Booklist (starred review) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
“A charming coming-of-age novel…filled with complex subjects (such as divorce, abandonment, and mental illness) handled in a realistic manner, and the writing effortlessly and seamlessly weaves these threads together.” ―School Library Journal (starred review)
“Rowell manages to capture both the wildly popular universe of fanfic and the inside of an 18-year-old’s head. Consider me a fangirl of this charming coming-of-age tale.” ―Entertainment Weekly
“Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.” ―John Green, The New York Times Book Review on Eleanor & Park Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell PDF
“This sexy, smart, tender romance thrums with punk rock and true love. Teen readers–not to mention their Gen X parents–will swoon for Eleanor & Park.” ―Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay and Where She Went on Eleanor & Park
“A breathless, achingly good read about love and outsiders.” ―Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door on Eleanor & Park
“Sweet, gritty and affecting…an unforgettable story about two misfits in love” ―Courtney Summers, author of This is Not a Test and Cracked Up To Be on Eleanor & Park
“Rowell shows us the beauty in the broken.” ―Stewart Lewis, author of You Have Seven Messages on Eleanor & Park
I listened to the audiobook version of this book, and the minute I was finished listening to it the first time, I wanted to listen to it again. I didn’t because I have several other audiobooks in my library to listen to, but I really wanted to because it was that good. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell PDF
So Cath is basically me…No really. My name is Katherine (which her’s would have been if she wasn’t a twin although spelled differently), and the college she’s attending sounds a lot like the college I attended (although I went to a private school not a major state university). She is more of a city girl than I am, but that was really a very small facet of her personality as it pertains to the story. And like Cath, I’m a major Harry Potter fan (and let’s face it, Simon Snow is pretty similar to Harry Potter). What I’m saying is that I really related to Cath and it took pretty much zero effort to step into her shoes, and that might be part of why I wanted to listen to the story again immediately, because the ending of her story was more what I’d wanted for my life at her age, but I didn’t get there. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell PDF
As far as the audiobook goes, I felt the narrator was perfect for Cath’s voice. The accent was neutral to my ears (as it should be for a midwestern girl), and while the opposite gender voices weren’t spectacular, they also didn’t seem like caricatures. The Simon Snow and fanfic sections of the book were narrated by a man with a British accent and it worked well to set those segments apart from the main story. I would definitely recommend this as an audiobook if you enjoy them. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell PDF
Overall I give Fangirl 5 out of 5 stars.
Rainbow Rowell’s Playlist
Fangirl is a coming-of-age novel that is smart, funny, and genuine. Fangirl takes place during Cather Avery’s first year of college, learning who she is when stripped down to just Cath–not the twins Cath & Wren and not Magicath, her fan fiction pen name.
Through all the changes, both difficult and thrilling, one part of her old life still makes as much sense in her dorm room as it did in her childhood bedroom–the Emergency Kanye Party. When the going gets tough in this story, the tough crank up Kanye West, sing out loud and dance until they feel better. Check out Rowell’s Fangirl playlist below to see what other music played a part in this story. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell PDF
“I Wonder” – Kanye West: So Cath, the main character of Fangirl has a Kanye West thing; he’s sort of her Patronus. This song lays out how lost Cath is at the beginning of the book. “You ever wonder what it all really mean? You wonder if you’ll ever find your dreams?”
“Cath” – Death Cab for Cutie: I think this song might be the reason I chose the name “Cath.” The lyrics don’t fit my Cath, but the feelings do. More loss, more lost.
“Heaven’s on Fire” – The Radio Dept.: I use songs to help me get into the right mood and frame of mind when I’m writing a scene. This song, for me, is Cath’s first few weeks of college – when she feels all caught up, and completely overwhelmed, by the activity. When she’s overdosing on new and other.
“Paranoid” – Kanye West feat. Mr. Hudson: When things hit bottom for Cath, she throws herself an Emergency Kanye Dance Party. I can see her jumping on her bed to this song. “You worry bout the wrong things, the wrong things.”
“American Boy” – Estelle feat. Kanye West: Required listening for every Emergency Kanye Dance Party. Plus, it’s happy and bouncy, so that reminds me of Cath’s friend Levi, who joins the party.
“Brandy Alexander” – Feist: When Cath finally falls in love, she almost resents how easy it is. She resents that she can’t help it. This song is so sweet and seductive and irresistible – which is exactly how Cath sees the guy she’s falling for. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell PDF
“I See You, You See Me” – The Magic Numbers: This is another reluctant love song – about two people who sort of back into love. When it gets to “This is not what I’m like, this is not what I do” – I think of Cath and the way she tries to reject her feelings. Like she’s allergic to them.
“Love Letters” – Jude: There’s a part of the book when just about everybody regrets their behavior. “Love Letters” feels like regret to me – but also hope. There’s so much longing in Jude’s voice.
“Samson” – Regina Spektor: One of the love stories in the book is between Cath and her twin sister, Wren. Cath feels abandoned by Wren. Now that they’re at college, Wren would rather party than hang out with her twin. But Cath is still so devoted to Wren, and worried about her. “You are my sweetest downfall. I loved you first.” Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell PDF
“Landslide” – Fleetwood Mac: Every book I write has “Landslide” on its soundtrack, and always at the same point in the story – the part where the main character does whatever he or she has to do to grow and change. I play “Landslide” in my head whenever my life is changing in a big way.
“Hymn for Her” – The Magic Numbers: This is my happy-ending song for Cath. I’m not exactly sure what the lyrics mean, but I love how gentle and cautious it is, especially at the beginning. It’s so reassuring for a love song. “It won’t hurt to find love in the wrong place. I’ve been hurt before, but all the scars have rearranged.”
Best Books of the Month: Teen & Young Adult, September 2013: At first glance Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl has a lot in common with Eleanor & Park: idiosyncratic girl with troubled family meets good, normal boy and falls in love for the first time. But this is why Rowell is so talented–from the same basic ingredients she can create something new and special. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell PDF
In Fangirl, quirky introvert, Cath, is safe within the immensely popular Simon Snow (think Harry Potter) fan-fiction blog she writes with her twin sister, but college turns her life upside down, leaving her feeling like an awkward outsider. When she writes, Cath knows exactly what her characters should say to each other, but when it comes to forging real-life friendships, much less a romance, she hasn’t a clue. An immensely satisfying coming-of-age novel, Fangirl deftly captures the experience of discovering your true voice and clumsy, vulnerable, remarkable, first love. –Seira Wilson
Details About Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell PDF
- Name: Fangirl: A Novel
- Author: Rainbow Rowell
- ISBN: 978-1250042613
- Language: English
- Genre: Teen & Young Adult Self Esteem & Reliance Fiction
- Format: PDF
- Size: 1 MB
- Page: 448
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About the Author
RAINBOW ROWELL lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and two sons. She’s also the author of Landline, Eleanor & Park and Attachments.
Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (ATTACHMENTS and LANDLINE). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (ELEANOR & PARK, FANGIRL and CARRY ON). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they’re screwing up. And people who fall in love. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
When she’s not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don’t really matter in the big scheme of things.
She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.