Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell has an expected publication date of September 10, 2013.
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?
After reading Attachments, which I loved, I came to some very important realizations:
1) I want Rainbow Rowell to be my best friend
2) Anything that she writes is automatically going to be added to my to-read list
While waiting for my hold on Eleanor & Park to come in, I decided to see if she had any more books out. I was excited to see that Fangirl was coming out in September, and as soon as I read the synopsis, I knew that I had to read it.
You see… I’m a fangirl.
Fictional characters and the actors who portray them have ruined my life on many occasions. I read and write fanfiction stories, and had many awkward moments in high school when my best friend and I were writing Merthur fics in the middle of English class. My high school teachers held Harry Potter themed dinners where we would dress up like the characters before attending the movie premieres (I was a pretty flawless Snape one year; another year I dressed as Malfoy and was convinced to roll down the aisle of the theater like Lauren Lopez does in A Very Potter Musical because I have no shame).
I feel like Fangirl is basically the story of my life, so I’m ridiculously excited for it. Hurry up and get here, September – I need this book!