miércoles, 25 de septiembre de 2013

'Fangirl' by Rainbow Rowell

Urban Dictionary defines 'fangirl' as: A rabid breed of human female who is obesessed with either a fictional character or an actor. Similar to the breed of fanboy. Fangirls congregate at anime conventions and livejournal. Have been known to glomp, grope, and tackle when encountering said obesessions.

So, I guess that from the title of this book, and being able to add two and two, you can kind of figure out what it is about. True, that's the title of this book, alright, but the great thing is that it's not only about fangirling. It's also about Cath. And Wren. And, oh well, maybe yes, maybe it is also about fangirling over Simon Snow.

Cath is a freshman in college. She is also a twin, an identical twin. When her twin and her were eight years old, something in their lives changed and they kind of tried to fill that void with something new they’d just learned about, and instantly became obsessed with, Simon Snow. You might wonder who that Simon Snow is, it's only reasonable, and let's say, Simon Snow is a book character, but he's THE book character. And for them, it is their whole world. Or it was. Cath isn't very sure about her sister anymore.
Fast forward to Cath and Wren going to college. Fast forward to trying to make the first friends, maybe even going to a few parties, maybe even meeting some new.
Sounds pretty typical to me, doesn't it? Well maybe it is, which doesn't make it less great.
I think this book fell into my hands exactly at the right time. I read it in a day and a half, maybe? Yeah, I really liked it.