Fangirling over Fangirl

So, earlier on this year, there was this huge hype around Rainbow Rowell’s book Fangirl. Unfortunately, I didn’t read it right when it got released, but I definitely loved the book now that I had time to read it!

Basically, it’s about this girl, Cath(er), who goes off to college and has to deal with everything on her own for the first time in her life. She was used to spending her every waking minute with her twin sister Wren, but said twin sister is determined to redefine herself and start a seperate life from Cath in college. Now Cath has to deal with a new and unfriendly roommate, boys, family drama and most of all her Simon Snow fanfiction.

As always, I don’t want to give away too much, so, I am going to leave it at that with the description. There were a lot of reasons why I liked the book; it definitely wasn’t perfect, but it was darn close. All in all, it pretty much has everything in it a fangirl could want. Some cute romance, fanfiction, an alternate Harry Potter universe – and those are just the first things that come to mind. Besides the main storylines it also deals a little with the difficulties of being a writer, having to create something new and the anxiety of sharing it with others. Also, I can absolutely relate to Cath’s social anxiety, although sometimes she seemed a little too closed off from the world for my taste. The only thing I would have liked to explore more, was her relationship with Wren and her mom (who disappeared on them when they were still little). I feel that the whole dysfunctional family topic was well integrated, but not fully seen through in the end. In general, I felt like the ending was a little rushed in comparison to the rest of the book. Nonetheless, I love the story! I could barely stop reading and wish it could’ve gone on for just a little bit longer!

I havn’t read anything else by Rainbow Rowell, but I heard that Eleanor & Park was even better, so, I am going to check that book out as well!

As always, my questions to you: Have you read the book? Did you like/dislike it? Why? – But, I’d also like to know what are some things you are totally fangirling or fanboying (is that the male version?) over? If I had to start a list, we’d probably still be here tomorrow!

John Green’s books and movies

I will admit that I am obsessed with John Green‘s books! Currently, I am reading An Abundance of Katherines and before that, I pretty much devoured Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars. There is just something in these books that speaks to me and I can relate so darn well to the characters.

I know that a lot of people think that TFIOS (short for The Fault in Our Stars) is overrated, but I don’t care. It’s my absolute favourite book of all times! That doesn’t mean that I’m going to hate on people who don’t like it, but I just don’t understand how you couldn’t fall in love with it. It is funny and heartbreakingly beautiful. I can still quote tons of stuff from the book, because I just love it so much.

I have the same process getting into a John Green book every time. Basically, I don’t want to know what it’s about. The less I know, the better, because then I’ll allow the story to surprise me even more. I knew that TFIOS had something to do with cancer, but I didn’t expect it to be the way it eventually was. Looking for Alaska shocked me even more and … I’ve just deciced that I won’t tell you anything about the books in case you haven’t read them.

Buuuut I will talk about the upcoming movies. Most people don’t like book adaptations for the big screen and I totally get why. Yet, when it comes to The Fault in Our Stars, I have never been more excited for a movie than I am now. From what I could see in the trailes and teasers and music videos (Yes! I watched pretty much everything I could get my hands on!) it just looks perfect! The really tried to stick to the book (and I hope I won’t regret writing this after I’ve actually seen the whole movie), but I think they did a great job with it. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are in my opinion the perfect Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters! I don’t even care anymore that they were sibling in Divergent, because they look adorable together. If you haven’t seen the trailer (which I think is highly doubtful) you can check it our here!

I started crying just watching the trailer, I don’t even want to think about how many tissues I am going to need in the movie theatre! I can’t wait!

But there is more to come! I’ve just found out that Nat Wolff (who plays Isaac in TFIOS) will be playing Quentin, or just Q, in the upcoming adaptation of Paper Towns. I really liked the book as well and I think Nat would be a great Q, but oh my stars, he gets to play in two John Green stories. How amazing and yet very strange is that!? I can’t quite imagine a fitting Margo for him. Who would you cast if you had the chance? Let me know in the comments below!

Yet, Nat Wolff isn’t the only one from the TFIOS team who will be working on the Paper Towns movie. John Green confirmed that the script writers, the producers and the studio are also the same as for the TFIOS movie. I think that’s a good sign! Do you agree?