30 Day Book Challenge // 23

Best book you’ve read in the last 12 months.

Fangirl | Rainbow RowellFangirl was a wonderful book. Its a coming of age story of a young girl starting a new life at college. From the first page Rainbow Rowell had me sucked into the world of Cath, Levi and Simon Snow. The easy flowing writing style made the story seem very simple at times but as a whole the story conveyed an important message of life, love and friendship. Oh one important thing I forgot to mention is its about fanfiction.

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16 Responses to “30 Day Book Challenge // 23”

    • caronbot

      For me, it was writing terrible stories about Dragonball Z characters in 9th grade and ending the story with a life lesson for everyone. I had no life experience or writing skills but that’s fanfiction for you!

    • bluchickenninja

      Fanfiction is “stories about characters or settings written by fans of the original work, rather than by the original creator.”

      So for example 50 Shades of Grey originally started out as a Twilight fanfiction. I think the author took the original fanfic she wrote and just changed the name so it could be published as an original work. But its funny because there are some parts of 50 Shades of Grey which only make sense if Christian Grey was a vampire.

      Something else which could be considered fanfiction is the BBC adaption of Sherlock. Its not quite the same because its a TV series but its still based on another authors work.

      • shazzameena

        Wow! I wasn’t aware of this genre. Though I’m starting to wonder if I ever wrote like it myself?? So, to clarify, ‘Fangirl’ is about fanfiction – not an example of it?

        • bluchickenninja

          Yes its about fanfiction. The main character is a fanfiction writer, in book she is writing a fanfic based on a fictional book series called Simon Snow. However throughout the book she also has to come to terms with the fact that fanfiction is not real literature.

          Fanfiction is definitely a new thing, even though it was started with fans of the original Star Trek. But Fangirl is I think the first book to ever have fanfiction as an important part of the story.

  1. agadudes

    I’m not really into books in the POV of women. Honestly, I’ve never read a book (none that I can remember anyway) with female protagonist. I might just give this a go.

  2. Madame Vauquer

    As an aged Trekker, I’ve read a lot of fanfic. Never knew that’s what this book was about (sorta), but now I’m interested. Just checked and my library has it.

  3. reeyah

    Have you read Rowell’s other books such as Attachments? I loved this one more than Fangirl (which, I admit, is pretty great, too :D)

    • bluchickenninja

      I’ve read Eleanor and Park. Wasn’t that impressed with it. I’ve been wanting to buy Attachments and Landline but haven’t got around to it yet.

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