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Fangirl

by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl
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  • First Published:
    Sep 2013, 448 pages
    Paperback:
    Jan 2014, 300 pages

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Norah Piehl

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Faced with the daunting challenges of college, a teen girl must figure out how to meld her real and online personas into a complete and realistic whole.

Rainbow Rowell burst on the young adult literature scene in early 2013 with her novel Eleanor and Park, an unconventional romance about two misfit Omaha teens who meet on the school bus and fall in love. That book garnered a bunch of rave reviews and a sizeable following of fans, many of whom have been eagerly awaiting (understandably enough) the release of Rowell's second YA novel, Fangirl.

Like her debut, Fangirl is set in Rowell's home state of Nebraska. This time, however, the setting is primarily Lincoln, home to the state university. Cath is about to start her freshman year there, as is her identical sister Wren. Cath—who would always rather be squirreled away in her room instead of meeting new people—feels both terrified and betrayed when Wren admits that she doesn't want to room together. Wren, on the other hand, makes friends easily and loves the party scene. ...

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