From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.
A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate 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.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
"Touching and utterly real." — Publisher's Weekly
- Cath was awesome. I loved her desire to write, her passion for fan fiction and her introverted personality. I loved that she didn't know who she was, but then she did at some points. I felt like I wanted to be friends with her. I would totally have been drawn to her like Reagan and Levi were.
- Oh Levi, you were such good pickings to start prepping for NaNoWriMo. He was such a perfect book crush and I was sucked in the first night they hung out alone.
- The story was simple and complex, it was such the perfect mix. I loved the main story, but then the added layers, it just shows how complex daily life really is.
- Rainbow's pacing is amazing. I am compelled to continue reading even when I shouldn't. Let's just say I read this book in places I wasn't really supposed to read.
- The only part of the book I wasn't super keen on was the actual fan fiction, but honestly I didn't even really give it a try. I was so caught up in Cath's story that I had a hard time switching focus. I might just go back through and strictly read the fan fiction next time.