Best Books of the Month: Teen & Young Adult, September 2013: At first glance Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl has a lot in
common with Eleanor & Park: idiosyncratic girl with troubled family meets good, normal boy and falls in love for the
first time. But this is why Rowell is so talented--from the same basic ingredients she can create something new and
special. In Fangirl, quirky introvert, Cath, is safe within the immensely popular Simon Snow (think Harry Potter)
fan-fiction blog she writes with her twin sister, but college turns her life upside down, leaving her feeling like an
awkward outsider. When she writes, Cath knows exactly what her characters should say to each other, but when it comes
to forging real-life friendships, much less a romance, she hasn’t a clue. An immensely satisfying coming-of-age novel,
Fangirl deftly captures the experience of discovering your true voice and clumsy, vulnerable, remarkable, first love.