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I love to read just about anything, as long as it's fiction. I read for me - that means I read what I want, when I want. My reviews tend to mostly be based on how I'm able to personally connect with the story/characters. They are not intended to influence someone to read, or not read, a particular book. I always encourage people to take a chance and make up your own mind.

 

Oh, and I love chocolate.

Fangirl

Fangirl by Rowell, Rainbow (2014) Paperback - Rainbow Rowell

I really enjoyed this book! I had been expecting to love it, so I'd been waiting to read it at a time I could take my time with it. I didn't want outside distractions to leave a negative influence. However, I was waiting for an audiobook to come available at my library and I needed one to listen to, and Fangirl was available. It was risk - what if the narration sucked?

 

Well, I loved the narrator so that was a non-issue. One of the things I've come to love about Rowell's books is that most of the characters come off as 'regular' people. We're not told on every other page how hot they are. They come across as real and I love that. 

 

I loved the way the relationship between Cather and Levi developed. I could get lost in that story for a long time. 

 

The only minor complaint I have were the sections where Cather was reading her Simon and Baz stories. They were too long for me. I wanted to experience the connection developing between Cather and Levi, not between Simon and Baz. Maybe it was supposed to represent her relationship with Levi, but it felt more like a distraction. It might have bothered me less if I had been reading where I could just skip past them.