Author: Rainbow Rowell
Format: Hard back copy
Date Read: October 21, 2013 (You read that right ladies and gents, 1 day)
Summary from Goodreads:
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 saw this booking sitting on the shelf at Barnes & Noble and I picked it up. I read the inside flap and saw that the book was about a girl in love with a fictional world. I was able to relate to Cath’s love of Simon from the beginning because I am a mega Harry Potter fan. I read the first page of the story and it was a fake wikipedia entry about Simon Snow and it made me giggle. I knew from that moment I had to read this book!
Things I Loved:
All of it! I finished this book feeling that the story was real. The story resonated within me. I love how Rowell created a real voice for Cath. I feel as though Cath could be my best friends, my fandom friend. The love story is extremely realistic. It wasn’t some sappy story but one that seems to happen to people in real life.
Things I Do Not Like:
That is ended. I could have kept reading about Cath, Simon, Levi, Reagan, and Wren. But it had to end and it ended in the best way possible.
Go out and buy this book…NOW! Go! Get to reading! You won’t regret it.
I give it 5 stars.
Enough reading this blog about the book and read it!