Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell was published by Saint Martin’s Press And is sold at £7

What is the book about?

The book follows a girl named Cath in her first year at college with her twin sister and best friend Ren. We follow Cath’s struggles with loneliness and the feeling of being left behind as the more introverted sister and her journey in finding new friends and herself without her sister constantly around. In between navigating romance and creative writing classes she writes fan fiction for a book series which Rainbow Rowell’s second book based on has just been released.

Who is it aimed at?

Fangirl could be enjoyed by a number of groups but is targeted mainly at teenagers and other young people, especially those who can relate to Cath’s sweet and more reserved nature.

What was your favourite part?

My favourite part of the book was definitely how Rainbow Rowell expressed Cath’s passion for writing. As someone who loves creative writing it was really lovely to see a character who becomes fully herself and alive when doing that. There’s a certain vulnerability that comes with something a character is passionate about and this really helps the reader to fall in love with her character.

What was your least favourite part?

The book was reasonably long and, despite my unending adoration for Rainbow Rowell’s writing style, parts of the plot details at some points left me a little uninterested. There were times I found the book too easy to put down.

Which character would you most like to meet?

Of the characters I would love to meet Ren. As Cath’s sister she plays a key role in the book and was a fascinating contrast to her that I’d love to know more about.

Why should someone buy this book?

Fangirl is a must-read for anyone looking to get into Rainbow Rowell’s work, specifically the Carry On books which stem from the fan fiction series Cath writes in her spare time.