Monday, May 16, 2016
Fangirl/Rainbow Rowell/438 pgs.
Cather "Cath" and her identical twin sister, Wren, are going off to college. Wren is ready to establish her own identity, and begins by informing Cath that they won't be roommates in college. Cath has always relied heavily on Wren, and isn't sure she can make it in college without Wren right there beside her. They have always shared a love of Simon Snow--a Harry Potter type of fictional character--to the extent that Cath blogs her own stories about Simon. So, part of Fangirl consists of Cather's entries about Simon. On top of Cather and Wren's growing pains, is the fact that their mother left them when they were eight years old, and now wants to be a part of their lives. Add to this Cath and Wren's father's mental health issues, and the reader is given insight into a not so uncommon family situation. Highly recommended!