Thursday, 1 January 2015

Buddy Read: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Final Discussion

Hi Everyone,

Well this post is LONG overdue. I've had this written for a while and just didn't get round to publishing it. I feel so bad :( but I do have it ready for you now!

The lovely Joy from Thoughts by J and I have finished Fangirl! Make sure you check out Joy's blog to see what questions I asked her for the final discussion. My final rating for this book is 3 stars. I have to say I didn't quite enjoy Fangirl as much as I thought I would have.

Do you think Cath has grown as a character in these next 10 chapters?
I think Cath has grown and matured. Probably not as much as I would have hoped since I’m still finding it hard to really connect with her but I have seen some differences which give me hope!

What do you think of Levi after what happened at the party?
Hmm this is a hard one because I really like Levi’s character but I wasn’t a fan of what he did at the party. However I still love him, and thought he was a great character and one of the main reasons why I liked Fangirl.

What did you think of Cath being given a second chance at her fiction-writing class?

I thought it was very lucky that Cath got another chance! However I don’t really feel like she deserved it. And now after finishing Fangirl, I keep getting stuck on the fact that Cath kept putting off writing anything for her class. So many people would be ecstatic at a second chance at one of their assessments and yet here Cath is, not even sure if she would submit anything. This is one of the reasons why I didn’t connect with Cath and Fangirl as much.

I think Fangirl is a book that has its moments of greatness but I didn't find myself loving it. I think Cath as a main character just irritated me too much to thoroughly connect to her and the book. I did like this book but I can't see me ever reading Fangirl again.

Oh and just as a side question-I'm not the only one who didn't enjoy the fanfic parts right? I seriously skipped some of them or just skim read them...


  1. Absolutely agree with all your answers lovely! I thought Cath was absolutely stupid and such a TSTL character overall. I couldn't connect with her at all and she was the reason why I disliked the book overall. Levi definitely made up for Cath, but I just couldn't see the chemistry between them. And don't worry, I hated the fanfic parts as well lol, couldn't see a point to them bleh. Did you know Rainbow is releasing a book based ON Simon Snow?! I have no words...

  2. It sucks that you didn’t enjoy this book as much as you hoped to, I have it sitting on my shelf where its been for a while but I’ve just never had the steam to pick it up weirdly enough. I’m more hesitant now after reading your answers I dislike most of the things you mentioned about Cath. Thanks for the awesome discussion.