Hi, my name is J and…I’m a fangirl. An out and out fangirl who’s decorated shirts for midnight premieres, been to book signings, wrote a couple (dozen) sneaky fanfictions, and Netflix binged fandoms harder than a coke addict. So Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, a story of a girl attempting to find her identity post-fandom, really jived with me. I could relate to Cath, the silly inner monologues wondering how her favorite characters would react to the happenings of her life and the social anxiety at trying to explain the obsession to other people.
|Recommended by J. Harbinger||Friday, June 19th, 2015||4 Comments »|
A young adult novel that doesn’t involve romance and explores the idea of finding yourself when your entire world is crumbling sounds far-fetched thanks to the endless popularity of clichéd love triangles, but David Arnold’s Mosquitoland does just that.
Mim Malone’s entire world falls apart after her family essentially collapses and she’s forced to move from Ohio to Mississippi. However, she returns to her “real” home after her mother falls ill and, during her travels, finds a fascinating cast of characters but ends up finding herself as well.
|Recommended by Amanda Ferris||Monday, April 13th, 2015||No Comments »|