The Backlist: Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

Around the World in 80 Books

16068905 I’d like to start this post by thanking Rainbow Rowell (and John Green) for renewing my love of YA titles. For not writing about 16 year old girls that somehow have enough life experience to save the world. I remember being 16. I probably would’ve set the world on fire just to watch it burn back then, when I didn’t have a clarinet stuck in my mouth, of course. And yes, I know that’s a quote from this book. Anyway, I think we can all admit that YA books had become a bit derivative.

Fangirl is actually more NA (New Adult), which I’ve also avoided like the plague, because I mostly didn’t see a purpose for this new genre/subcategory/marketing ploy. I might’ve also been weirded out by the idea that some authors just wanted an excuse for barely legals to have orgies. I don’t really mean that. Mostly.

Wait-what

But, if Rainbow Rowell…

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