First Book Review of the Year: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Slight Spoilers)

Hey Bookworms! I hope your February is off to a good start! I decided to face one of my biggest struggles here and write a book retrospection/review. I always make sure to write slight spoilers because I feel people’s opinion can sway an idea of a book it’s happened to me in the past, so I like to warn others. Although I feel like I am one of the last people to read this book XD. But anywho let’s get started and hope I can get my thoughts straight.


First Book Retrospection of the Year: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: Listening Library & St. Martin’s Press

Publishing Date: 10 September 2013

Format: Audiobook from Overdrive App

Date Started: 27 January 2018

Date Finished: 2 February 2018

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Opening Thoughts

Normally I am not a contemporary girl, but the one thing about reading almost solely from the library it’s helped me put aside some of my biases. It was available and I really had no expectations especially since I’ve waited so long for the hype to go down to try and form my own opinion of this book. This is my second book of Rowell’s and I wanted to give her YA another shot. Plus it did have one of my buzz words which is Twins as characters. So I grabbed it and began my read/listen.

What I Loved

Honestly I loved the creative writing professor and her passion about writing and about not being scared to give into your passion. I loved how Cath kept describing people’s mannerisms like different way Levi’s laugh or describing the squirrels. I also liked the story behind her and Ren’s names it made me giggle. Also Cath’s tendency to bite Levi’s face when making out made me giggle because that is something I do with my significant other that people find odd. Another big positive was this book’s emphasis on it’s okay not to be okay.

What Needed Work

Honestly my biggest hassle with this book was it dragged a bit. Well okay more than a bit, there were a few places I would’ve cut this short, and I feel a few plot lines that could’ve been cut. This was one of the things that pulled me out of the book too often. It also kinda made me not appreciate the important moments as much as I should of.

Wrapping It Up

Overall this was a sweet romance but it was more so a coming of age novel. I think I would’ve enjoyed it more so in my first few years of college. This book is one that could help a lot of people feel let alone which is what every author should aspire to. It could’ve used more polishing but it was a good book to start my year off with the least amount of stress.


Well bookworms that is all for this book review sorry if it’s a little on the short side, but I am trying to get my feet wet with reviews and get more confident in doing them. I hope there will be more to come. Did you share any of my feelings or do you disagree with my opinion. Let me know in the comments below. Discussions will help me get my confidence up. Hope you all are having a wonderful week and Happy Reading!


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