Last night around 9:30, I purchased "Fangirl" from my Nook library, and I finished about 2 AM.
I love finding a good book. I love finding a book that makes you want to call up your family and friends at 2 AM and let them know you found a must read, or shake your husband awake to tell him how much you enjoyed the last 4 hours of living in someone else's world.
I decided, in the end, that no one would think a book recommendation was worth being woken up for. (except for me maybe...)
This book also made me want to write. Made me wish I could REALLY write. But I'll settle for writing here, on my abandoned blog.
If you are looking for a simple, entertaining book, or maybe even a Christmas gift for the reader in your life, I am officially suggesting Fangirl.
There are just a few things I think you should know before you commit to a book based off my recommendation.
A. There are several F-words, but other than that, very clean.
B. There is a homosexual romance side story, if that's something you can't open your mind to, then I guess this book might not be the book for you. As someone who probably would steer clear of a gay/lesbian novel myself simply because it does not interest me, I ask you to give this one a chance.
I am only slightly ashamed to admit that I hardly bring my head out of the young adult section at the book store, unless it's the occasional attempt to conquer a classic. I do not wonder into contemporary literature, or "adult" fiction very often. I rarely even make it to the "chick lit". (All the cursing and sex is a little too much for this innocent.)
Fangirl would probably be found under the Chick Lit genre, a step outside the comfort zone for me. I was very pleasantly surprised.
It wasn't an all night page-turner in the sense that I needed to know what happened next.
I had to keep reading because I wasn't ready for it to end, even momentarily. Rainbow Rowell's writing is witty, hilarious, and relatable. The heroine's brain was a much more interesting to place to be than my own.
The Urban Dictionary definition of Fangirl is: A rabid breed of human female who is obsessed with either a fictional character or an actor. Similar to the breed of fanboy.
Coming from a Hunger Games, Twilight, City of Bones obsessed ADULT, I relate to the main character's particular species of nerd. If that sounds familiar, then this is the book for you.
An easy transition for those mostly reading out of the young adult section.
It had me laughing out loud, isn't that all you can really ask for?
PS. I had NO idea fan-literature existed. Anyone ready any fan-lit blogs? Curious to see what's really out there on the topic.
PPS. I now have an account on Goodreads.com. Brookeogwin.