Dimensions: 448 pages, 8.51 × 5.63 × 1.42 in
Published: September 10, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1250030951
ISBN - 13: 9781250030955
About the Book
A coming-of-age tale of family, first love, and fan fiction from the talentedauthor of "Eleanor & Park."
Read from the Book
ONE There was a boy in her room. Cath looked up at the number painted on the door, then down at the room assignment in her hand. Pound Hall, 913. This was definitely room 913, but maybe it wasn’t Pound Hall—all these dormitories looked alike, like public housing towers for the elderly. Maybe Cath should try to catch her dad before he brought up the rest of her boxes. “You must be Cather,” the boy said, grinning and holding out his hand. “Cath,” she said, feeling a panicky jump in her stomach. She ignored his hand. (She was holding a box anyway, what did he expect from her?) This was a mistake—this had to be a mistake. She knew that Pound was a co-ed dorm.… Is there such a thing as co-ed rooms ? The boy took the box out of her hands and set it on an empty bed. The bed on the other side of the room was already covered with clothes and boxes. “Do you have more stuff downstairs?” he asked. “We just finished. I think we’re going to get a burger now; do you want to get a burger? Have you been to Pear’s yet? Burgers the size of your fist.” He picked up her arm. She swallowed. “Make a fist,” he said. Cath did. “ Bigger than your fist,” the boy said, dropping her hand and picking up the backpack she’d left outside the door. “Do you have more boxes? You’ve got to have more boxes. Are you hungry?” He was tall and thin and tan, and he looked like he
From the Publisher
In Rainbow Rowell''s Fangirl, 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? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
A New York Times Book Review
Notable Children''s Book of 2013
A New York Times
About the Author
RAINBOW ROWELL lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and two sons. She''s also the author of Landline
, Eleanor & Park
Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Absolutely captivating." Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A funny and tender coming-of-age story that''s also the story of a writer finding her voice...touching and utterly real." Booklist (starred review) "The magic here is cast not with wands but with Rowell''s incredible ability to build complex, vivid, troubling and triumphant relationships...Fans of Eleanor & Park and other bookish, nerdy types will thrill at finding such a fantastic and lasting depiction of one of their own." School Library Journal (starred review) "A charming coming-of-age novel...filled with complex subjects (such as divorce, abandonment, and mental illness) handled in a realistic manner, and the writing effortlessly and seamlessly weaves these threads together." Praise for Eleanor & Park : “ Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.” —John Green, The New York Times Book Review "This sexy, smart, tender romance thrums with punk rock and true love. Teen readers—not to mention their Gen X parents—will swoon for Eleanor & Park ." —Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay and Where She Went "A breathless, achingly good read about love and outsiders." —Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy