It’s been a few weeks since my last post and like, I promised, this is a follow up on this one.
I hope that you’ve had a few awesome days and that you’ve read some awesome book this month or written or whatever floats your boat.
This post is all about our ultimate loves, the one that didn’t get away.
We all have the one.
The one that makes you feel loved, that knows you better than anyone else, that can predict your thoughts before they even happen, that you never want for it to end.
Your favorite book of all time.
For me, that book is Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and while I don’t remember how I came to find it, I do know that it is my ultimate favorite one. Read my review about it down below.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Rainbow Rowell is a romance writer and while this genre can sometimes be tiring, there’s an element in Rowell’s writing that makes every line feel fresh and familiar. Her characters are raw, have real-life issues and are very relatable. This is what happens to me when I read about Cath and her first year at college, a girl with her head on the clouds, who prefers writing than connecting with people or making any non-fictional friends. I feel personally close to Cath, even like her, because many times, I’ve struggled to have face to face conversations but when the conversation is online then I have no problem talking; I’ve also struggled to consider that I can write anything that does not fall into the category of fanfiction so seeing her developing and questioning her work just gives me all of the feels. This story is about Cath and Cath alone but a few characters that give perspective to her are her sister, Wren, and Levi and while it deals with tough topics, it never stops feeling like something you can come back to anytime, like an old retelling of your own story, or at least, that’s how it makes me feel.
I must say, reading this book inspired me to dig more about Rowell and having read all her previous work, I can say that this is by far her best work (yes, I’ll also do reviews of all those 🙂 ).
A nice detail of the book is the fanfic that Cath is an author of and getting to read some chapters of it, seeing exactly where the details of her personal story fall and how writing can help you interpret most of the things that may happen. All in all, this is a great coming of age story, we see Cath grow and we grow with her, it is a very special work and I wish there was more to read.
By far, the best advice in this book is to have a lot of emergency dance parties, A LOT.
This book feels like home and I could read it again and again.
Overall grade: 95/100