Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday : Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This is my very first time with this meme.
I decided to pick this one:

Title: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Exp. Pub.:  September 10th 2013 
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

In Rainbow Rowell's 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 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? Open her heart to someone?
Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?

Why I pick this?
I'm not really a fangirl. Before, I've heard fanfic quite often, but never really understand what that is. Until last year I found this fanfic site (I can't remember the name) and read few of Harry Potter's adult version. I had two favorites (both about Germione and Malfoy. Ha!), I even save it for myself on my computer so that I can re-read. But I guess I was too lazy to look around and find another great stories because after I read some FF I didn't like, even hate it, I gave up. 
I guess I can say fanfic's not my thing. Sometimes some bad fanfics ruined the image I had about those characters. But I know people love it. And I admire them for being loyal to the series, the characters. 

Aside because I got curious, I love the cover. Simple and cute. And, after reading Rowell's Eleanor and Park (my review HERE), which I really really loved (but I bet some people don't like it because I must admit, it's a bit weird in some way), I want to read this one, too. :)

So what's your pick? 

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