Hellooo! This is my first ever book review and I'm going to review the well known Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell! Okay, so I'm going to be completely honest, I am very disappointed. I would personally rate this book a 3/5 (maybe a 3.5? idk not really).
I follow lots of bookstagram accounts on Instagram and heard so much great stuff about this book. I also went to Goodreads and saw people giving this book a 5/5 rating. That motivated me to finish the book, however, it wasn't as satisfying as I thought it would be. DON'T GET ME WRONG, I LIKED THIS BOOK. It's just that I have to admit, after reading three of her books now, her writing style just isn't for me.
Rainbow Rowell writes detailed characters that are sooo relatable and honest. I loved how she wrote about how awkward and anti-social Cath is, because personally I feel like I can relate to her the most. I'm always so awkward around people and it's nice to see all my feelings written down on a piece of paper, like it's that relatable! But half of the book talks about this, like really? Do we need as much information about Cath's daily life? Fangirl focuses more on character development and doesn't actually have a plot. I get that character development is essential to a good book but half of the book goes through Cath's everyday life and how it seems to be repeating itself. What's the point of this? Rainbow Rowell created these characters, placed them in a situation and then forced them to react. She's good with explaining these stuff in detail but what goes next? Another situation? What are we trying to resolve? Cath from being awkward? What exactly? I don't get it. I don't see a plot.
Rainbow Rowell added excerpts from the fanfic Cath wrote, Carry On, after each chapter and added huge chunks of the story at parts where Cath read to Levi. I did not enjoy this, maybe it's just because I don't really read fantasy but in my opinion, it was kinda boring. It was easier for me to understand though maybe because I read Carry On before I read Fangirl, so I practically knew how the fanfic went. I found these a little bit too long but I don't know, preferences I guess?
Within the last chapters, the book went so quickly and so perfectly. I loved how Rainbow Rowell wrote about Cath and Levi. TOTALLY LOVED THIS PART! Now thinking about how it ended, I might've enjoyed the ten thousand word short story Cath wrote for Professor Piper more than the actual book. The excerpt from 'Left' was perfect. Great way to end the book, good job Rainbow Rowell! HAHA. Anyway, that's it! If you liked the book then don't take my opinion to heart because again these are JUST my opinion. Well, I think it is safe to say that I officially broke up with Rainbow Rowell, sorry.