Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Fangirl

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of 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 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? 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.

14 comments:

  1. I requested this on NetGalley! Haven't heard back from them so I'm not getting my hopes up. I haven't read Eleanor & Park yet either.

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    1. I requested in on NetGalley too. I'm trying not to get my hopes up either but I want to read it SO MUCH.

      I was sure my library would get copies of Eleanor & Park right away since they have Attachments and there is so much good buzz about it but they didn't. :( My birthday is Saturday and I plan on getting it then either with gift cards or just because it's my birthday.

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  2. Oh. My. Gosh. I recently read Eleanor & Park and I AM IN LOVE WITH IT. It's fantastic -- I can't wait for Fangirl!!

    -Brad @ BookYAReview
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    1. I get more and more excited about reading Eleanor & Park all the time. The premise of that one didn't grip me with a desperate desire to read as much as this one does but I am officially tired of waiting now.

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  3. FABULOUS pick! I had this up as my WoW a couple weeks ago. I received this for review last week, and I can't even WAIT to get started on it! I loved Eleanor & Park, so I hope this one is just as wonderful. :)

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    1. I look forward to seeing your thoughts. I know there are review copies floating around out there but haven't seen any actual reviews yet.

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  4. I TOTALLY get being a fangirl. I didn't really know much about this book before, but I'm way excited now. (I still haven't read E&P either. Boo!)

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    1. I'm glad to know I'm not the last person to read E&P. :)

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  5. I just saw this on Netgally, but I hesitated. I think I'll see if they have it at ALA, and if not, request it. I loved E&P. Thanks for visiting my WoW.

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    1. Lucky you for getting to go to ALA. Unfortunately I won't be there or at BEA so NetGalley is my best bet.

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  6. This one does look really cute. I like that it's set at college and I'm interested in how fanfic is portrayed. Did you ask your library to order E&P? I work at a library and we're always happy to take requests. It's worth a shot.
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    1. I did but they are super slow with requests, particularly if a book is labeled YA. (And not part of a series.)

      I'm interested in how fanfic is portrayed too. And fandom in general.

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  7. Wow. This sounds good. I haven't read Eleanor & Park yet either, but so many people keep mentioning it.

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    1. It has a lot of buzz and most of it is good. I don't usually buy books I haven't read, trying to save my money for favorites. There are some I make an exception for. E&P is about to be one and so will Fangirl.

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