Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 30/01/2014
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A teen book that isn't depressing!!!!!
Finally after years of being asked by parents is there a teen/ YA that is about real people (no magic, vampires or zombie futures) that is also not not dep... READ MORE
Perfect for all my fellow fan girls!
Rainbow Rowell has journeyed into the magical worlds that can be created on the pages of a book and shown how they can make and sometimes break our own liv... READ MORE
Taran Baker at Milton Keynes Mid Place
Fangirl over Fangirl
A fangirl is a fanatic, an excitable breed of women with a deep passion for a fictional characters or actors. Cather and Wren Avery are identical twins and... READ MORE
Charlie Hay at Brentwood
Utterly Adorkable
I couldn’t wait to get stuck into this book as, having both written and read a fair few fanfics in my time, I thought it’d be something I could really conn... READ MORE
Kate at Waterstones Uxbridge
A wonderful teen coming-of-age college story, that - having friends who used to be all over fandoms (and sort of still are, to be honest) - I could relate ... READ MORE
Kirsty Mordaunt at Lincoln High St
A nice easy read with a heroine who's easy to empathise with. Cath's greatest strength as a character is that everyone recognises their own dilemmas in her... READ MORE
Laura B
A Celebration of Fangirl Culture!
Rainbow Rowell has literally been on my radar for such a short amount of time and I’m already very very sure that she has cemented herself in my “George’s ... READ MORE
George Lester at Waterstones Kingston
Addictive reading
Reading Fangirl is like diving head first into a particularly addictive coming-of-age TV show. I could not get enough, and once I’d finished I couldn’t qui... READ MORE
Isabel at Islington
I adore this book
I've read this book twice now and will no doubt read it again in the future. I've been a big rrader of fanfiction for years and I always love that this boo... READ MORE
Sarah in Wolverhampton
A joy to read, and a joy to recommend. As a bit of a fangirl myself, it felt like this book was written just for me. Definitely one for any John Green fan!
Z Cherry
Great read!
I can't recommend this book enough. It's a light, easy read and one you can easily read in a few sittings. I loved the main character and narrator Cath. Sh... READ MORE
Emma at Crewe
Need more!
I loved this book! Frankly I'm distraught that it's over, Ms Rowell needs to write another Cath & Wren book pronto. Also Cather needs to write more Baz/Sim... READ MORE
Esmee Sturrock
A fabulous coming of age novel that looks at expanding your life to include new things and new people. I love the whole fan fiction idea, although I've not... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth
I'm a Fangirl now
If you are looking for something fun and light hearted this is definitely the book for you. I found the characters all really likeable and the story line w... READ MORE
HayleyMetcalfe at Cornmill
I'd ideally like to give this book 3.5 stars but I'll have to settle for 3. I really enjoyed Attachments and completely loved Eleanor and Park so I had hig... READ MORE
Lesley at Commercial Street Dundee
I love this book!!!
An engrossing, coming of age novel, filled with the highs and lows of leaving home and starting college. With some excellent characters and all too real si... READ MORE
Amy Bland at Waterstones Kingston
Perfect YA Romance
Even though I read this years ago I still think about it! I really loved this book and is one of my favourite YA novels. I loved the main character and the... READ MORE
Becky - Waterstones Trafford Centre


A love story by Rainbow Rowell, the New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park. Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It's not so easy for Cath. She's horribly shy and has always buried herself in the fan fiction she writes, where she always knows exactly what to say and can write a romance far more intense than anything she's experienced in real life. Without Wren Cath is completely on her own and totally outside her comfort zone. She's got a surly room-mate 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. Now Cath has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she's realizing that there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible . . . Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell comes with special bonus material; the first chapter from Rainbow's irresistible novel Carry On.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781447263227
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 322g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 30 mm

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A fan of harry potter? Points at Fangirl: "Read."
This was a very enjoyable book. The main character was relatable and I liked how all of the characters had different personalities and how you could imagin... READ MORE
This is a wonderful book, I find it extremely relatable , and I love all the characters. I read this in a day and cannot wait to read more from Rainbow Row... READ MORE
Fangirls, look no further for a relatable character! Cath,is all of us fangirls on paper. She's socially awkward, and practically in love with fictional ch... READ MORE
Not bad, but not up to the hype
Fangirl is one of those books that has been hyped up so much I had extremely high expectations going into it. And though I enjoyed the book, I wanted to lo... READ MORE
So Amazing
I've heard great things about Rainbow Rowell's books and they've been on my wishlist for a while. When I won a copy of Fangirl I was over the moon! Fangirl... READ MORE
Simply adorable!
Boy, where do I even begin with this book review?! The funny thing is I can't really put it into enough words of what I thought of this novel it is just ou... READ MORE
Brillian coming of age story
I love this book! I read it first a year ago and could have sworn I'd reviewed it then, but apparently not. Having just re-read it cover to cover I get the... READ MORE
Ailsa F
so realistic and relatable
This was a recommendation from my cousin that she gave me whilst we were out having coffee inside my local Waterstones (a dangerous game, I know, I'm not s... READ MORE
Charlotte Hamilton
One of my favourite books, I love the characterisation of each character, especially Cath. The plot was great and I felt I could definitely relate to Cat... READ MORE
Penny Park
absolutely fantastic
This book was AMAZING, I actually bought it on a whim because it caught my eye and i recalled hearing about it, and I could not put it down! It's simply in... READ MORE
Oh this book has everything!
Oh this book has everything! Romance, drama, humour, fangirl twins, gay fictional couples, pages of fanfic, a cute guy that never stops smiling...It's perf... READ MORE
Thus book is a must read,has a bit of everything. A real good book.
Rowell made me re-live the best of my teenage years in this book!
Boy, where do I even begin with this book review?! The funny thing is I can't really put it into enough words of what I thought of this novel it is just ou... READ MORE
Fantastic read!
Okay so first off I absolutely LOVED this book! Not enough to give it a 5/5 rating but I loved it all the same! The characters were great, the storyline wa... READ MORE
Kirsty Madden
I am currently reading fangirl and i am totally shipping levi and cath!! i thank rainbow rowell for writing such a great book and i am really happy that i ... READ MORE
Emily Robinson
I couldn't put this book down and the fact that this is not a depressing book is a plus side! I would highly recommend as this did not disappoint!
Chloe Wood
Love it!!!
I couldn't put it down, I really didn't want it to end
Chloe  Barnes
simply mind-blowing
once i started reading this book i couldn't leave it i ended up finishing it in 2 days which for me is considered so fast because i usually finish them in ... READ MORE
A cute read
I loved this book so much!! It’s such a cute read!! The book is written in third person like most fan fictions are and that made me love it even more!! It’... READ MORE