After reading Fangirl (written by Rainbow Rowell) I feel I learnt a few things about life and also that it’s a great book that everyone should read, young or old.
Family is family no matter what;
No matter what shit you go through with your family, when it comes down to the important stuff you or them will always come to the rescue. That’s the thing about family, the love is always there wether we choose to show it or not.
When Cath and Wren go through rough patches and months of not talking, they are always brought back together by something important.
These important things keep them from parting to the point of no return and show that no matter what has happened, they are sisters and thats a strong enough bond to survive anything.
Growing up is optional;
Yes, to a certain extent we all have to grow up and mature, but that doesn’t mean letting go of things that we have loved through our childhood.
Cath writes Fanfiction about the Simon Snow book/film series and continues it to a certain extent throughout her college life, she goes through a lot of writers block and self-doubt about her fiction writing course, but her Fanfiction helps her through in the end.
Finishing her Simon Snow story before the Author published her book was keeping her from focusing on her work, she needed to complete her Fanfic before she could focus her mind on other work.
This doesn’t mean that fanfic is over for her, I think she will always do it, but not to the extent that she did with her Carry On Simon.
It’s ok to be a little weird;
Being normal is boring and if I were normal I would probably have already completely lost my mind.
It’s ok to have little quirks, they are what make you, you.
Everyone has things that they go crazy for that they can’t explain, everyone has their obsessions and without them we would all just be empty shells, with no personality, no differences and we would all be the same.
The things we desire in people are their differences, so it’s more than ok to be different, it’s necessary.
There was one thing about Cath’s character that made me feel a little less crazy and that was her battles with anxiety. I saw a lot of myself in some of the moments where she had social anxiety and didn’t go to the dining hall for ages, so she was living on protein bars.
This book is awesome and I recommend it to everyone.
Buy it here.
Love you all,