Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
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
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.
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? Open her heart to someone?
Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?
I saw the cover and I was sold. I read the synopsis and I became overwhelmingly excited to read the book as soon as possible. I know fictional obsessions. I get being a Fangirl. I am going to be all over this book when it comes out on September 10.
I am way behind and haven't yet read Rowell's Eleanor & Park, but I have read her adult novel, Attachments, and adored it so my expectations are pretty high on this one.