Book Reviews, Contemporary, Young Adult

Not Another Book Review for Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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412XH9UvpbL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Young Adult > Contemporary

Version: Hardback (448 pages)

Publisher: St. Matrin’s Press

Source: Purchased



Book Synopsis:

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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Book Reviews, Contemporary, Romance

Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Author: Jojo Moyes

Version: Paperback (369 pages)

Series: Me Before You #1

Publisher: Penguin Books

Source: Purchased

Genre: Romance • Contemporary • Woman’s Fiction

Amazon // Goodreads


Book Synopsis:

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary, Young Adult

Book Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

41slic2UkqL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Sophia Kinsella

Hardcover: 304 pages

Publisher: Delacorte Press (June 9, 2015)

ISBN-10: 0553536516

ISBN-13: 978-0553536515

Amazon // Goodreads


 From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.
An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She
connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

My Thoughts

I read this book back in February as part of one of my Goodreads book clubs.  I was excited about reading it since I had never read anything from Sophie Kinsella, but have heard good things about her Shopaholic series.  My first thought when I saw the cover was that it was going to have something to do with Audrey Hepburn…Is this going to be the story of a young girl finding her inner Audrey Hepburn?  Nope, not even close.  Did I just come up with a brilliant book idea?  I’m sure it has already been done…right?

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