Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell


By Rainbow Rowell

  • Release Date: 2013-09-10
  • Genre: Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 1,074 Ratings


#1 New York Times bestselling author!

In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, 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? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013
A New York Times Best Seller!


  • What Happened??

    By Dezona
    I actually loved the story, but I feel like it ended without an actual ending? Like, ok, no epilogue? No happily ever after? I feel unsatisfied and like someone snatched my favorite chocolate bar right out of my hand and now I’m here... 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ if you’re going to finish a book, actually finish it. This is just annoying.

    By final boss simp
    OK I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK😩👊cath is a v relatable protag and the characters are genuine. but i literally hated the fanfic parts🧍🏼‍♂️
  • The Fandom World

    By alexis.ernst
    As a former fangirl to multiple series, this novel was a homerun for me. Between reading/writing fan fiction and living in a fantasy world, this character was very relatable. A great read that I have reread multiple times already.
  • Nothing will ever be quite like this beautiful story

    By b'sbookblurbs
    Amazing read and so relatable for introverts and gets what it means to truly love a book series. the way rainbow rowell wrote the characters made them seem so real.
  • Amazing!

    By Sydnie Leigh
    This book was so great. I’ve wanted to read it for so long and I finally cracked and bought the digital copy and I’m so glad that I did. I really related to Cath’s character and the way she liked to write her Simon Snow stories and stay holed up in her room and I feel like I share her skepticism of things and the way that she feels things so intensely. I think this book was really sweet though and I loved the relationships that were built between the characters and how the plot line was easy and eventful all at the same time. It’s a great read and it made my nerdy little heart soar. I would recommend it! It’s the absolute cutest.
  • Fangirl

    By Shelby Diane Young
    The absolute best book ever! I finished it in2 days, because it was that good!😊❤️
  • Insightful and a realistic view into a young woman’s mind

    By amberleymadison
    Love love love this book, it’s sweet and cute and all the things I didn’t think it would be. Though it’s a heavier weight, reading through it was a piece of cake.

    By Arianna Cardillo
    I highly recommend this to any book nerd or any person at all, I just finished reading that last few chapters on my phone but it’s done now..and idk how to feel. I have that hard cover of Fangirl, but I don’t have it right now but I needed to know what happened so I finished it on my phone. I regret ittttt so much. It’s just different..
  • Waste of time

    By MCSCOTT702
    I found this book to be dull and lacking action. So many loose ends and abrupt exits of characters. I truly hated the FanFic excerpts of Baz and Simon. I tried to commit to reading them but ened up just skimming those large parts, and completely skipping them at the end of the chapters…found myself saying “Oh my god, enough already!”. So much more could have been done with this story but it was just lacking overall in entertainment.
  • ❤️❤️

    By Shejdjdnfdmnfjdud
    I loved the book! I can't believe the ending ended so suddenly though. I feel like its unfinished. Like a part of me needs to know what happens next.