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Cath starts college after having spent years deep inside the world of fan fiction based on the Simon Snow series (think Harry Potter). Feeling abandoned by her twin sister, who wants a little space (and a separate room) in college, will she be able to open up to the new life before her? As of 08/... Read More »
Feeling cast off when her best friend and twin outgrows their shared love for a favorite celebrity, Cath, a dedicated fan-fiction writer, struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college, while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a word-obsessed classmate and worrying about her fr... Read More »
Cath Avery's life has two polestars: Wren, her identical twin, and the Simon Snow series, a Harry Potter-like publishing phenomenon that Cath has been reading-and rewriting, as a hugely popular fanfiction author-for years. While Cath is an expert on Simon's life, she finds her own difficult, espe... Read More »
In Rainbow Rowells "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 shes really good at it.
From the critics
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Violetcocoa5 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
blue_dove_226 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
amandamuschett thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
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"To really be a nerd, she'd decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one."
"And part of her set the whole world on fire just to watch it burn."
"Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months—they're like dog months.”
But there's nothing more profound than creating something out of nothing.
Think about it, Cath. That's what makes a god - or a mother. There's nothing more intoxicating than creating something from nothing. Creating something form yourself!
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In the age of tumblr, fanfiction and fanart, Cath is a relateable character for any teen who has geeked out over a book, tv show or movie. Starting her freshman year of college, Cath is facing several new obstacles. Her twin sister Wren doesn't want to room with her so “they can meet other people.” She is dealing with her father’s mental illness. And college has taken time away from completing her epic online fanfiction Carry On written in the world of Simon Snow (a character reminiscent Harry Potter). On top of it all, Cath might be falling in love with her roommate's boyfriend.