Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell has been on my radar ever since it was announced, but like most books, it got lost in the shuffle. Luckily, I had some down time and finally picked it up – and I loved every word of it.
Rainbow Rowell is a master storyteller and an expert at creating characters that resonate long after readers have finished the book. Everything about her writing is clear, concise, and authentic. There’s an honesty in Rowell’s style that is unparalleled.
At first, I didn’t like Cath and wasn’t sure how the rest of the book would shape up as a result. But it wasn’t long until I connected and began to identify with her in ways I never expected. Her introvert nature is not only endearing, but also incredibly complex and insightful, both within the story and outside of it.
Meanwhile, Levi is just plain adorable. He’s the kind of guy who is always there for you, no matter what, and he’ll go out of his way to make you smile. Sure, he messes up here and there, but even then you’ll still love him.
Overall, while some plot points seem glossed over towards the end, Fangirl is a wondrous and incredibly real story with a colorful cast of characters and sensational writing. This is a gem of a book that is a must-read and deserves all the praise it has already garnered.