A “nerd power ballad.” I really can’t do any better explaining this book than that New York Journal of Books did with that descriptor. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is a love story about a girl who was too busy writing fan fiction to see love in front of her face. No, wait. That sounds too cheesy. I’ll stick with “nerd power ballad.”
I guess I am a little bit of a nerd still, and I related to Cath as she fumbled her way through her first love. It reminded me of being in college. I was not a fangirl, but I did spend a lot of time in my dorm room writing endlessly. I couldn’t help but cheer for Cath, and I can’t help but recommend her story.
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