- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Special ed. edition (May 12, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250073804
- ISBN-13: 978-1250073808
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1.695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Absolutely captivating." "Publishers Weekly" (starred review)"A funny and tender coming-of-age story that's also the story of a writer finding her voice...touching and utterly real." "Booklist" (starred review)"The magic here is cast not with wands but with Rowell's incredible ability to build complex, vivid, troubling and triumphant relationships...Fans of "Eleanor & Park" and other bookish, nerdy types will thrill at finding such a fantastic and lasting depiction of one of their own." "School Library Journal" (starred review)"A charming coming-of-age novel...filled with complex subjects (such as divorce, abandonment, and mental illness) handled in a realistic manner, and the writing effortlessly and seamlessly weaves these threads together." Praise for "Eleanor & Park"
""Eleanor & Park" reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."
--John Green, "The New York Times Book Review"
"This sexy, smart, tender romance thrums with punk rock and true love. Teen readers--not to mention their Gen X parents--will swoon for "Eleanor & Park.""
--Gayle Forman, "New York Times" bestselling author of "If I Stay" and "Where She Went
""A breathless, achingly good read about love and outsiders."
--Stephanie Perkins, author of "Anna and the French Kiss" and "Lola and the Boy Next Door
""Sweet, gritty and affecting...an unforgettable story about two misfits in love."
--Courtney Summers, author of "This is Not a Test" and "Cracked Up To Be
""Rowell shows us the beauty in the broken."
--Stewart Lewis, author of "You Have Seven Messages"
"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)
"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
A funny and tender coming-of-age story that's also the story of a writer finding her voice...touching and utterly real.
"Booklist" (starred review)
The magic here is cast not with wands but with Rowell's incredible ability to build complex, vivid, troubling and triumphant relationships...Fans of "Eleanor & Park" and other bookish, nerdy types will thrill at finding such a fantastic and lasting depiction of one of their own.
"School Library Journal" (starred review)
A charming coming-of-age novel...filled with complex subjects (such as divorce, abandonment, and mental illness) handled in a realistic manner, and the writing effortlessly and seamlessly weaves these threads together.
Praise for "Eleanor & Park"
About the Author
Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (Attachments and Landline). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, and Carry On). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.
When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things.
She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.
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So Cath is basically me...No really. My name is Katherine (which her's would have been if she wasn't a twin although spelled differently), and the college she's attending sounds a lot like the college I attended (although I went to a private school not a major state university). She is more of a city girl than I am, but that was really a very small facet of her personality as it pertains to the story. And like Cath, I'm a major Harry Potter fan (and let's face it, Simon Snow is pretty similar to Harry Potter). What I'm saying is that I really related to Cath and it took pretty much zero effort to step into her shoes, and that might be part of why I wanted to listen to the story again immediately, because the ending of her story was more what I'd wanted for my life at her age, but I didn't get there.
As far as the audiobook goes, I felt the narrator was perfect for Cath's voice. The accent was neutral to my ears (as it should be for a midwestern girl), and while the opposite gender voices weren't spectacular, they also didn't seem like caricatures. The Simon Snow and fanfic sections of the book were narrated by a man with a British accent and it worked well to set those segments apart from the main story. I would definitely recommend this as an audiobook if you enjoy them.
Overall I give Fangirl 5 out of 5 stars.
The whole book was perfection. I freaking ADORED it. It was not only super cute, but it felt so REAL. It was easy to connect with Cath, to feel what she was going through, and to completely understand all the crazy emotions that come up especially having gone through it. I loved all the characters and the snippets from the Simon Snow series as well as the Fanfixx. But my favorite part… Levi and Cath!! I’m such a sucker for an adorable love story!
Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to love this book as much as I did. It is one that quickly stole my heart and didn’t let go. I will definitely be rereading this again and again!!