Just Reading

Guess what I’m reading now, my lovely little strawberries (Weird nickname? Let’s just go with it for now)?

Another recommendation from the same co-worker who said to read The Darkest Minds. Now, I’m hesitant about the author because I’ve heard pretty mixed reviews on her book Eleanor and Park, but The Darkest Minds was a great recommendation. I’m trusting that this one will be as well. 

So far, 100 pages in, I’m pretty happy with it. Cath is opening up a little, the relationship with her twin Wren is interesting, the backstory on their mom has gradually been leaving clues…What else? I’m liking Levi and Nick. Cath’s roommate is pretty cool. Overall, good start with this book.

And do I need to say it? The fact that Cath’s love for this series which is so obviously Harry Potter inspired is making we squeal with delight, well, that’s a plus for this book too.

Summary Provided by Goodreads

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?


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