Saturday, 15 November 2014

Buddy Read: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Hi Everyone!

Today I teamed up with the fantastic Joy from Thoughts by J to buddy read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell!

I've had all of Rainbow Rowell's books on by TBR list for AGES now and just hadn't picked any of them up yet but then I borrowed Fangirl and Eleanor and Park from my library and it seemed like the perfect time to start one of the books. Joy asked if I wanted to buddy read. Of course I said yes! We have read chapters 1-10 and have asked each others questions.

These are the questions Joy asked me: 

What are your thoughts on Wren and Cath's sister dynamic?

To be completely honest I don't really like their dynamic. Even though they are twin sisters I feel that Cath is too dependent on Wren, which is evidently shown when it comes to interacting with other people. And in return I feel as though Wren takes Cath for granted and doesn't understand how her leaving Cath  for what seems like the first time would affect her negatively.

Do you fault Wren from wanting to be more independent?
I don't fault Wren for wanting to be more independent however the way she went about separating herself from her sister seemed really abrupt. I felt like Wren didn't want anything to do with Cath unless it was the bare minimum while she 'finds herself'. I am all for being independent but if you are that attached to someone to begin with (and I'm 99% sure Wren knew how distraught Cath would be feeling) then there should have been a better way to ease each other out of that type of relationships. 

I am really enjoying Fangirl at the moment so YAY!! (p.s. I want a Levi for myself!)

Check out Joy's post with answers to the questions I asked her!

1 comment:

  1. Yay for buddy reads! :P I agree with you, Wren's detachment from Cath was so abrupt that it left Cath scrambling to try and fend for herself. She should have known better and definitely eased her sister into it. But on the other end of the spectrum, sometimes throwing someone into the deep end could work out for the better as it forces Cath to grow up and be more independent. She seems like someone that would refuse to be eased into it anyway. Lovely answers Pavan :D

    Joy @ Thoughts By J