Fangirl is one of the first book I heard about when I started watching Booktube videos back in the day, but it took me a lifetime to decide to purchase it and read it. I finally found the motivation to read this and I kind of liked it. But I was not such a fan; I thought I would like it way more than that. Maybe I should have read it when I started university 5 years ago, it would have made me feel closer to Cath I guess. Reading it today made me feel so far away from these characters, which is weird because I read a lot of YA contemporary and never have this feeling.
I love the idea of Cath and her sister Wren. I have a bigger sister and we have never been really close. I mean, we like spending time with each other etc. but we never talk about our problems. Reading about Cath and Wren was weird for me, I’m not used to such strong sister relationships and it was cool to see how they interacted with each other.
The romance was so realistic, I totally adore it. It shows how difficult it can be when you are kind of shy and “socially awkward”; it was not the perfect romance you find in most books. It felt so real. Cath is really nerdy and Levi is kind of insecure even if it does not show. I love how their relationship develops throughout the book.
I think the thing I like the least about this book (and I guess many people will disagree because it is kind of the point of this book) was all the little stories about Simon Snow. I love the whole concept of Cath being a real fan and needing this fictional world to escape the real one, but I did not really care reading about Baz and Simon, it was not a pleasant experience for me. I guess I will not read Carry On, but I understand why everybody is so excited about it and I think it was a great idea to write it. But it just did not work for me.
This book was a really interesting about leaving your comfort zone, meeting new people and struggling with life in general. I really wish I had read this book sooner, I think it would have make a big different in my rating.