About the book:
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, 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 fanfiction, 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 fanfiction 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?
I really enjoyed this book. It was funny, but it also had some serious tones to it.
Things I enjoyed:
– Cath’s love for writing and continuously wanting to be part of the Simon Snow fandom.
– Cath and Wen’s father.
– The relationship between the characters.
– The characters learning when to let go of the past and move on in life.
Things I didn’t like:
– There was a lot of stereotyping about Fanfiction.
– Cath could be annoying at times
– Some of the story building
The character development was done really well in some characters but then abandoned in others. Plot development was okay, but I felt there were things that could have been left out of the book.
I didn’t really understand the need for the Simon Snow book excepts. They were only really important when Cath was actually reading or using them.
Overall this book was great. It had many flaws to it, but the message was heart-warming.
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