The world of Simon Snow is something special that twin sisters Cath and Wren have shared since their mom left. They read and reread the books, visited the forums, dressed up for midnight book releases and even wrote fanfiction about the series. But with the start of college Wren decides she is too old for such things, informing Cath that college is the place to meet new people and that she will not be sharing a dorm room with her sister. Cath alone, scary, and completely overwhelmed by the size and expectations of college hides in her room immersing herself in her two year epic Simon Snow fanfiction that she is determined to finish before the final installment of the series. But life intervenes forcing Cath out of her comfort zone and breaking down her protective shell. Fangirl is a funny but realistic story that deals with many complex issues such as abandonment, addiction, and mental illness. Rowell genius lays in her ability to write such well-developed and endearing characters that are never entirely perfect making them instantly relatable for the reader. While fans of fanfiction will thrill at finding this memorable story about one of their own, Fangirl is a novel that should be in every library.