I love this book, Rainbow Rowell is my favorite author, but i give this book 4 star because:
The first 200 pages is soooooooo boring, it’s seem like didn’t even started the story, it’s just talk about how Simon fell about Baz is missing, Penelope, Athena, and Mage, and how normal the school are.
It’s started to get interesting when Baz’s mom go back and find him, to tell Baz that find the one who kill her, but at that point Baz was missing, so Simon is the one that know everything about Baz’s mom, the powerful woman that own their school when she still alive.
Baz knew he loved Simon for a very ling time, but he just want to do some awkward things that might hurt Simon, ans Simon thinks that Baz want to kill him, so they stayed enemies like forever until Baz mom appear in the story. Somtime Baz really want to kill Simon just because he lives Simon.
They started to get closer, a swear to not heparm or kill each other in the time that they find out who was kill Baz’s mom, so they got really near, and Simon came to Baz house for Christmas
And at the moment when Baz want to revenge and kill himself in that moment, Simon kiss Baz, to tell him to shut up, and he need to alive. They started to kiss, just kiss, they’re not lover, Simon doesn’t think that he likes boy or he’s gay, but they just kiss.
At the end when Simon is the monster that everyone want to kill, and Baz realize they are all the same monster, so they live happily together in a normal world, Penelope know they are gay, she still Simon best friend after all.
I’ve read Carry on after Fangirl, and I highly recommend to community of book lovers, or student who need to find something easy, understandable, and drag readers into the book. I can’t be able to stop readjng it, even in class. I live the scene that Baz and Simon just kiss, and know that they like each other, even though they was enemies.
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.
I really enjoyed this book! I had been expecting to love it, so I'd been waiting to read it at a time I could take my time with it. I didn't want outside distractions to leave a negative influence. However, I was waiting for an audiobook to come available at my library and I needed one to listen to, and Fangirl was available. It was risk - what if the narration sucked?
Well, I loved the narrator so that was a non-issue. One of the things I've come to love about Rowell's books is that most of the characters come off as 'regular' people. We're not told on every other page how hot they are. They come across as real and I love that.
I loved the way the relationship between Cather and Levi developed. I could get lost in that story for a long time.
The only minor complaint I have were the sections where Cather was reading her Simon and Baz stories. They were too long for me. I wanted to experience the connection developing between Cather and Levi, not between Simon and Baz. Maybe it was supposed to represent her relationship with Levi, but it felt more like a distraction. It might have bothered me less if I had been reading where I could just skip past them.