D reads “Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell (Spoiler Alert: I am a Rainbow Rowell fangirl!)


Hello readers,

Fangirl is amazing and you should read it. It captures all there is to being a fangirl. Rainbow Rowell, author of the excellent Eleanor & Park, comes back in this novel to not only tug on our heartstrings again, but to geek out with us. I finished listening to Fangirl a month ago, but I can’t stop bothering people in real life about it. I am even forcing my boss to give it a listen!

So what is the big deal? Reading, or in my case listening to, Fangirl is like geeking out with a friend. Cather, the story’s protagonist, is a huge nerd over Simon Snow. Simon Snow is a wizard magician, and he is an orphan that got accepted to a school of magic. There, he meets Draco Malfoy Baz, his roommate and archenemy. Cather is not just infatuated with either character, though she loves Baz the way most girls swoon over Malfoy, but she writes yaoi between Snow and Baz! While I was never into boy/boy fanfiction, I could immediately tell from the gay fanfiction that Rainbow Rowell was either a true nerdette herself, or she did her homework. Probably both!

I can’t really go into more of the story without spoiling everything, but this is a work truly worth YA awards, Nerd awards, and hell… fanfic awards. This is one of the first YA novels I’ve read, in a very long time, which I felt GOT me. At least it got 20something me, since I would like to believe I am a little more mature now…


Basically, go read it! Listen to it! If you’ve already read this wonderful tale of dork and awesome… I am super interested in knowing how you felt about things!