Going into 'Fangirl', I found myself drowning in an overwhelming pressure to like
this book. I have read 'Eleanor and Park' [a:Rainbow Rowell|4208569|Rainbow Rowell|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1342324527p2/4208569.jpg] -and completely adored it, to add to that I have watched countless videos on booktube
all saying how amazing this book is-
seriously! All of them!
... So needless to say, I couldn't help but go into this book with high expectations.
I myself am something of a "Fangirl" I can't help but appreciate Tumblr and it's abundance of fandoms, however I'm not the biggest reader of fan-fiction- in fact, I tend not to read it at all.
Despite these overwhelmingly high expectations and complete ignorance to the fan-fiction community, I was still excited to read this book, and even now- having finished it- I am glad that I read it.
I can't say that the book gave me an overwhelming urge to read fan-fiction, but it did ignite some passion in the writer inside me.
My only qualm with this book is that I didn't love reading all of the extra bits set in Simon and Baz's world. For me personally, I was more invested in Cath and Levi and her real world problems rather than hear all about this world she loved.
That was so hypocritical...
Overall, I did really enjoy this book and I definitely think that anyone who has read Rainbow Rowell and enjoyed her work before will really like this one too. The story and the characters were just so incredibly heart warming that I can't help but smile when I think about them again- and trust me, when you read it you won't be able to stop smiling either.