Book Review | Fangirl

Fangirl by Rainbow RowellFangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Hardcover, 438 pages

Published September 10th 2013

2.5/5 stars
Maaaaaaybe 3?
Nope … never mind … I won’t be swayed by the hype … solid 2.5 no higher

In a Word: Meh

And here we find ourselves yet again. Another hyped out of this world book that makes me question myself and my ability to enjoy books. I’m not sorry, but I don’t get it. *sigh*

And so, I will start this review with a short story of my own …

You know that moment when you are telling a story and suddenly realize … it’s boring as fuck? Well, some odd years ago, my friends and I (after hearing a comedian remark on the subject and coin the phrase to be mentioned) started using the phrase “… and then he stabbed him” as a means of pointing out that very moment. You know what I mean. You are going along, telling a fabulous story when you notice … nobody’s listening and … Oh shit, this story is actually really not great *insert* “… and then he stabbed him”.

Well … this is precisely how I think Rainbow Rowell should have finished this book. Just slap a big “… and then he stabbed him” on the end and done. Because this book was a snooze fest.

Honestly, there is no way I would have made it through this book if it hadn’t been an audiobook.

What I Liked

Ok so parts of this book were precious, I won’t lie. A certain character was basically the purest creature on the face of the earth, yeah I’m talking about Levi. So there’s that …

The writing was really well done (as to be expected from RR), and the story was a quick easy read. All in all, a decent “meh” read for a slow boring day.

What I Did Not like

I think perhaps it is already obvious that I thought this book was uneventful. There were parts of the story (when there actually was a story) that I thoroughly enjoyed. But I never really connected with the characters fully. I liked them but I didn’t love them and I didn’t care one iota about any of the Simon Snow musings. Cath was whiny and I don’t quite understand the insta-whatever that Levi had for her to be honest. I just found myself not caring overall *shrugs*

ALSO EVERY TIME I HEARD THE WORD “CATHER” I THOUGHT “CATHETER” … which some how made it better? Or at least made me grin.

In Conclusion
Cute-ish but …
Hyped and lacking.


4 thoughts on “Book Review | Fangirl

  1. Sophie @ Blame Chocolate says:

    THANK YOU! My exact thoughts on this book: snooze fest, Cath was annoying, Levi was lovely (but I have no idea why he put up with her or why he liked her), Simon and the gang were absolutely expandable, story was very uneventful and pace was a bit meh. I did like bits here and there but yeah, two stars for me.
    Great review, Frankie 🙂

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