This was sat on my bookshelf for ages! Like I had brought it on one of my random trips to either Waterstones or WHSmith, I have no idea which it was but either way it was sat on my bookshelf for ages! I had heard a lot about Rainbow Rowell mainly Eleanor & Park out of the majority of them. So I decided to start reading Fangirl.
I loved this book! It was amazing. I’ll start with the plot I loved it, the twists and turns and the problems that arise in the book some of them really surprised me.
I really liked the relationship with Cath and Wren at the start and the end, through the middle I thought Wren was a little insensitive you know leaving Cath to be on her own and find her own feet. Which yes was necessary but she could have done it nicer, not just basically abandoned Cath whilst she was out partying with her friends and just ignoring her sister. I hated her character for that. I mean don’t get me wrong sisters are annoying I have many so I get both sides, but no matter how annoying they are I know my sister would be there when it came to it. So the fact Wren just began to blank her really annoyed me. But then Cath finds her feet with the help of her roommate Regan and her the boy who becomes her boyfriend Levi and her writing partner Nick. These people helped her come out of her shell and it was really nice.
I loved the the relationship between Levi and Cath obviously the build up to their relationship is nice, where he is meeting her after her library sessions with Nick her writing partner. So Levi does some really sweet things for her before they even start dating. The fact he doesn’t make fun of the fact she writes fanfiction I think is lovely and when he asks her to read to him, it is so adorable and the fact he likes them. Levi helps Cath get more comfortable with herself and what she does. The first time they read together is when Levi was meant to meet with Regan and she doesn’t turn up so Cath reads to him to help him. It was a beautiful moment in the book. Those moments are my favourite parts of the book. Also the fact he takes her home without even questioning it and he just wants to be there for her which I love.
Regan and Cath, the fact that she thinks she is weird when they first meet I love, it’s like how most friendships start. Oh I think you are weird. And that’s basically how it started between them! I loved the fact that she thought Levi and Regan were together and then obviously she had a mini break out when she realises that she kissed Levi. Regan is slightly jealous but still agrees for them to date. Which is true friendship but also you know should never date your friends ex. Rules man. But either way I loved their friendship it was perfect. And she was there when Wren wasn’t.
Wren and Cath. Gosh I was so conflicted about these the fact that when their dad went into hospital Wren didn’t seem to care about him going into hospital like Cath was so concerned and even went home even though she had her finals. So how she reacted to that really annoyed me, and the fact she didn’t tell Cath they had started talking to their mom again also annoyed me. Like she deserved to know what was happening there even though she didn’t want anything to do with her mum.
Now onto their mum Laura. Gosh this woman what a shit excuse for a mum, at least their dad stood by them and brought them up because she was a poor excuse of a mum not being able to be a mum because she basically didn’t want to. And when Wren is in hospital because of alcohol poisoning, she could have made some bridges with both Cath and Wren and at least get Cath to forgive her for walking out. But she didn’t even care she just wanted to be their friend and not their mother. So that really annoyed me on the parental side so she can suck it worse mother ever. But the fact Wren understood also annoyed me too, like you would be furious.
I love their dad, although he has bipolar he still tries and does what is best for his daughters and that’s what you would want from any dad, so I really did love his character and it reminded me of my dad only he isn’t bipolar but he does care and try to do what is best.