Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary
Publication Date: September 10th, 2013
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
I mean I know I am pretty late in reviewing this book but still I love it and I want to read it.
I think I’ve read it so many times so far that I keep loving it even more.
I mean it’s the perfect book. It has everything I want. Amazing plot, deeply constructed characters and a fair good amount of emotions.
In the book we follow Cath’s journey to college. We read about the changes that are happening in her life and how she’s dealing with them and at the same time finding herself.
I have to say that I love Rainbow Rowell’s books but I adore the characters she creats even more. I mean Cath’s personality is just too awesome. Her love for Simon Snow even though it’s kind of excessive, is adorable. She’s dedicated and smart and funny and I just feel like she’s someone close to me.
Her twin sister, Wren, is the only character in this book that I don’t like. She’s so selfish that I really can’t deal with her. She acts like she doesn’t love Cath anymore and that made me mad. She’s definitely my least favorite character BUT I think she’s very suitable and that she plays a big part in the book.
I love how Rainbow Rowell has inserted love in the book. Love between family, love between two fictional characters and love between two real ones. It’s just so beautiful to red about them.
I adored getting to read about the closeness that Cath’s family got after a series of events.
Throughout the book we get to read some parts of Cath’s fan-fiction books with Baz and Simon’s story. That itself is just a stunning feauture that makes us more excited for Baz and Simon’s story, Carry On.
And then there’s Levi. Always leaning 😉 He’s just awesome and I love how he adores Cath and cares for her in a way that just shows how much he loves her. Adorable.
All in all this books is a perfect combination of what a YA or Contemporary book should have.
“Nothing. Nothing. Just… isn’t giving up allowed sometimes? Isn’t it okay to say, ‘This really hurts, so I’m gong to stop trying’?”
“But there’s nothing more profound than creating something out of nothing.”
“I’m rooting for you.” “That moment when you realize that a guy’s looking at you differently-that you’re taking up more space in his field of vision. That moment when you know he can’t see past you anymore.”
“Real life was something happening in her peripheral vision.”
If you’re looking for an amazingly fun but at the same deep book that will make you feel everything ,from love to sadness from happiness to loss, then this one is for you.