I am obsessed with Rainbow Rowell right now. Bordering on my love of all things John Green. Seriously, where were authors like this when I was in high school?
Fangirl is about twins, Cath and Wren who go off to college. Wren ready to experience all that college has to offer, including boys and alcohol. Cath, scared shitless and not really ready to let go of her Simon Snow fandom (imagine Harry Potter, but with magicians and vampires).
My favorite part of this book is that Rowell gets the fangirl life. As a fangirl myself, I get it. The struggle is real. I am a 26 year old mother of two, but as I am potty training, wiping noses, going on play dates, practicing spelling words; I also have one ear listening for the Tardis, always on alert for demons who might need reckoning,trying to figure out how to become a consulting detective and convinced that my Hogwarts letter got lost in the mail. The amazing thing about fandoms is that you never outgrow them. You are never too old to stand in line for the next book, or midnight movie premiere. Fanfiction means the story never ends, and the internet allows you to have thousands, millions of friends who get it and won’t pass judgement on the fact that I named my son after Star Wars. (true story).