[BOOK] FANGIRL Review
Hey guys! Ssup?
The days at the beginning of the year as these, tend to increase vigilance for health. The high rainfall and the spread of germs make us more susceptible to the cold or a fever. So keep your body healthy with eating a nutritious diet and regular exercise (although I rarely do that hahaha)
Naah! Because now’s the rainy season, it feels more comfortable staying in the house right? Just for warming body and freshen up. What do you usually do when you're relaxing at home? Watching tv, cooking, reading a book? I still prefer to read books, like novels and comic books. Especially those that have the fantasy genre, detective, or a young adult novel-style. Lol
Lately I was absorbed in reading an import book that caught my immediate attention in bookstores when I first saw it. FANGIRL, by Rainbow Rowell. Novel that has genre of romance and campus backgrounds, covered with a bright green colour with interesting illustrations (Amy typical style pair of young adults). Has anyone had ever read it?
Well I'll share a few of some parts this exciting novel that has approximately 450 pages (be careful with spoilers !!! If you do not want to know most of the contents of the novel is better not to continue reading this post !!!)
This novel tells about the life of a young girl who comes from Omaha (an area in Nebraska, USA) named Cath, facing a period beginning her college with a variety of challenges during the time she had feared. One of them is, split with her twin, Wren, and live an independent life. Cath is a figure of a girl who tends to be closed and absorbed in her own world. For Cath, her world focused on writing stories, rather fanfiction, the fictional character, Simon Snow (who is also a creation of the same author, Rainbow Rowell).
That all changed when her father sent her (and Wren, her twin-sister, of course) to the University of Nebraska to continue the level of the course. There she faced a lot of twists and turns the world of college begins with her roommate, Reagan, who was older and had a character very opposite to her, her classes for her major in English Literature, difficulty adapting to the environment dorm or campus, and young couple age challenges (such as alcohol, drugs, smoking, sex, et cetera). She’s also demanded to part with Wren, since her twin sister decided to be apart from her and started a new life in campus (and meeting new people without she, Cath's dragging around). While she also has thousands of her online friends who are always asking her to continue her fanfiction about Simon Snow.
But she knew that she should not live forever isolated, when her roommate's ex-boyfriend are often around her. This young guy, Levi, differing only two years with her and he has a very pleasant personality despite some difficult times as well Cath. Not to mention with her classmate, Nick, a very handsome guy and wanted to write a story to share with Cath. The presence of two different men with different charisma that makes her daily ups and downs.
Cath’s problems are not finished up there alone. Her relation with Wren’s creating a gap between them. Besides the presence of a sudden mother figure who has long left them, and their father’s condition that is not really healthy also wiggle Cath’s life.
This teen novel is told in a language that is light and contemporary. So that makes the readers who are of age (over 17 years of course) can be carried away and did not want to be separated to turn the next page. Through words and crisp detail, Rainbow Rowell brings the power of "nerd" inside Cath to change her own life as well as the views of people in surrounding. This is one of teenage novels recommended for you that I'll recommend it by myself haha!
By the way, I've bought another novel by Rainbow Rowell, ELEANOR & PARK. This novel was published first in comparison with this FANGIRL. But I have not had time to read it over a page yet. I will make time to write the review. Okay, thank you for reading this short review. If you have a recommended novel list, I would like to ask you to share it with me haha. Well, take care your health and do not forget to be happy!