Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: NA (New Adult)
In a Snapshot: Cather, an introverted and gifted college freshman, writes fan fiction while learning how to navigate college, love, and family drama.
Why I picked it up and why I couldn’t put it down:
Young adult writers everywhere were practically stamping their heart-patterings for this book all over the internet. And since I enjoyed Rowell’s Eleanor & Park so much, I figured this was going to be good.
I was wrong. This book is AMAZING. I mean, I love it as a writer. I love it as a reader. As an introvert. A nerd. A romantic. You just have to read this one.
I really mean it. YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK.
Who will like this?
Anybody who loves reading. Or writing. Or ideally loves both–and relates to being a nerd.
Oh, and everyone else.
“Underneath this veneer of slightly crazy and mildly socially retarded, I’m a complete disaster.”
“To really be a nerd, she’d decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one.”
“Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months—they’re like dog months.”
“That was the beauty in stacking up words–they got cheaper, the more you had of them.”
“Ugg boots. In fashionable places, you have to pretend that you’re over them, or that you’ve always hated them. But in Nebraska, you can still be happy about new Ugg boots. That’s nice. There’s no end of the innocence.”