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Publisher Comments:

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? Writing her own stories? Open her heart to someone? Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?

Review:

"Cath's freshman year at the University of Nebraska does not begin well: her roommate is aloof and scary; her identical twin sister, Wren, ignores her in favor of beer and some airheaded new friends; and Cath has too much social anxiety to even find the cafeteria. Narrator Rebecca Lowman reads most of this coming-of-age novel, giving depth to Cath and many of the book's other characters. One of the more delightful aspects of this audio production is the occasional appearance of Maxwell Caulfield, who is the narrator of the Harry Potter — like fantasy novels that Cath is obsessed with and upon which she bases copious fan fiction. Caulfield's clipped tones poke gentle fun at Cath's fixation without mocking it, and becomes comically seductive when he reads pieces of Cath's fan fiction about the forbidden passion between her two main characters — vignettes that relate to elements in Cath's own life. Ages 13 — up. A St. Martin's Griffin hardcover. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

RAINBOW ROWELL lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and two sons. She's also the author of Attachments.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804121286
Author:
Rowell, Rainbow
Publisher:
Listening Library
Author:
Lowman, Rebecca
Author:
Caulfield, Maxwell
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Ten CD
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.03 x 6.38 x 1.14 in 0.62 lb
Age Level:
from 12

Related Subjects


Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Adolescence

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Product details pages Listening Library - English 9780804121286 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Cath's freshman year at the University of Nebraska does not begin well: her roommate is aloof and scary; her identical twin sister, Wren, ignores her in favor of beer and some airheaded new friends; and Cath has too much social anxiety to even find the cafeteria. Narrator Rebecca Lowman reads most of this coming-of-age novel, giving depth to Cath and many of the book's other characters. One of the more delightful aspects of this audio production is the occasional appearance of Maxwell Caulfield, who is the narrator of the Harry Potter — like fantasy novels that Cath is obsessed with and upon which she bases copious fan fiction. Caulfield's clipped tones poke gentle fun at Cath's fixation without mocking it, and becomes comically seductive when he reads pieces of Cath's fan fiction about the forbidden passion between her two main characters — vignettes that relate to elements in Cath's own life. Ages 13 — up. A St. Martin's Griffin hardcover. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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