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Rowell, Rainbow. 
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2013
ISBN 1250030951

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell introduces Cath and her twin sister Wren, who became obsessed with the Simon Snow series when they were just kids and their mother left. Simon is a wizard who is the “Chosen One” in the series. Hanging out in Simon Snow chat rooms and writing fan fiction consumes their lives until they go to college and Wren wants to leave all that behind, including her sister. Now, not only has her sister abandoned her, but Cath can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone. Cath’s new roommate and her boyfriend, as well as her creative writing teacher who abhors fan fiction, try to take Cath out of her comfort zone. But she wonders if she can really move on and begin living her own life?  (Booktalk by Sharon Nehls.   Colorado Blue Spruce Award, 2016)

Booktalk #2

Fandom has always been Cath’s way of coping with change and tragedy in her life; she writes fanfiction for the popular Simon Snow book series and loves the community that comes with it. Now, away from home for the first time at college and separated from her father and twin sister, Cath is forced outside of her box by new roommates and professors. She struggles with her insecurity and new experiences while trying not to lose her identity as a fangirl.  (Booktalk by the Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee)

SUBJECTS:    Authorship -- Fiction.
                        Groupies -- Fiction.
                        Love stories.

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