Book Review – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

A college going girl who is still inside her fangirl bubble and doesn’t like leaving her room. How she adapts to new lifestyle changes and what all happens? Read everything in my review of the novel Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

So, this book revolves around Cath and Wren, two identical twins who were inseparable until they went to college. While Cath still feels dependent on Wren and wants to spend as much time as possible together, Wren feels that it’s time that the two went their separate ways and found people to hang around with. Cath’s an introverted writer who spends most of her time in her room, writing fan-fiction while Wren’s an extrovert who likes to party and get drunk. Both of them had been Simon Snow’s fan but Wren wants to move out of this fangirl bubble while Cath is still inside it.

Since Wren doesn’t wishes to be Cath’s roommate so Cath has a new roomie. Her roommate Reagen, a character I personally loved, is a total badass who couldn’t care less about the world, their friendship is one of the most precious relationships in the book. It may not be the most obvious one, but it’s amazing. Cath initially has a hard time getting out of her room and has absolutely no friends, but as the story proceeds, Cath makes heartfelt connections which made me smile so much throughout. Cath’s an over thinker, she probably over thinks about over thinking if you ask me, but she’s the nicest character. The kind you want to put in a glass box so nobody could hurt her. The relationships portrayed in the book are probably the best part about it, for me at least. And not just the romantic ones, the one between Cath and her father, the one between Cath and Wren, even the non-existing full of resentment relationship Cath had with the mother who abandoned her.

When I started college, I had the same worries as Cath, about not knowing anyone, about being all alone, about what to do and where to go, it’s such an honest, well written story that I can’t help but think about how much I liked it.

That being said, I do feel that sometimes, Cath’s character was just a little too whiney, like a child who refuses to grow up but well, aren’t we all children who just don’t want to grow up either?

I give this book a 4/5.

Strange

Have you ever fallen out of love? I have tried to capture all those feelings in this poem 🙂

Isn’t it strange how we fall out of love?

How nothing but everything changes?

You look back to see how you fell in love

only to realise its nowhere in present phases.

The person you loved once unconditionally,

doesn’t appeal to you now.

As if he acts differently.

The connection is missing, your conscience doesn’t allow.

His eyes are cold, his talks are blabber,

the touch is lost

and the arguments are a dagger!

But in fact he is the same.

You are the same.

Just your love isn’t the same!

And you know its strange!

Ways of Decoding the Language

Language is the way of expressing our thoughts.

We use language to say what we are feeling, our emotions, the thoughts swinging in our minds, etc,etc. It is such a helpful tool that a human has discovered to convey his/her feelings towards others.

We all speak different languages like French, Spanish, Italian, Latin,and a thousands of others, but the common thing is that though we use different words but our ultimate goal is to convey what we feel. Those who fumble/stutter while speaking, find themselves comfortable in writing their emotions down.

But, language also depends on who is interpreting it ( Give it a thought!)

Language plays multiple roles – deceptive, elusive, disguised, etc.

Many scholars have used language as codes to be decoded by their followers only, and some have painted scriptures with hidden messages in them. Even geometrical figures have been used with some kind of secrecy in them. This all contributes to the fact that we all have been using language as a kind of shield to protect our real thoughts underneath. Let us say, play writers like – Shakespeare, Chaucer, Marlowe, or Homer – wrote certain things on surface but meant something else beneath. These things can only be deciphered by reading between the lines.

One person deciphers the language according to his/her own favorable conditions. Don’t we do that all the time? We just decipher it in whatever way we want to decipher it. For example, we could easily misunderstand a sarcastic remark as a compliment, depending our ability to understand sarcasm. Now, what else plays a big role in deciphering the language is our individual personality. For instance, if, I am a good person then, my perception of others would also be similar. If, I know I am honest then, I perceive other people to be honest too.

So, what does this shows? It shows that whatever our ” I ” wants to accept is what we see from our “EYES”.

So, my point is that when we carefully peel out the layers, we come across the real meaning, then only we get to know how beautiful this invention of LANGUAGE is. Some people using the language so loosely while other using it so carefully (choosing words carefully).

It becomes a positive tool when the man knows its value and could even influence people with his/her words.

I must say, the art of writing or even speaking is really a gift to certain people by God.

“Some can create big wonders with this tool while some can create blunders!!”

Of Course, I Wanna Fall In Love!

So what, if people say that falling in love gives them pain?

So what, if some succeed or fail in love?

Still, I wanna fall in love.

I also, wanna love someone unconditionally,

I also, wanna go through those pangs of love, which all the lovers feel,

I also, wanna fight with someone on trivial things,

I also, wanna care and get cared by someone,

I also wanna chat with someone for long hours and forget all the tensions of life,

Yes, of course, I wanna fall in love!

Multiple Role Plays Of Language

Is language only good enough for communicating or does it have any other purpose ? Read ahead to know the multiple role plays of language.

We use language to communicate our feelings, our emotions, the thoughts swinging in our minds, etc,etc. It is such a helpful tool that a human has discovered to convey his/her feelings towards others. 

We all speak different languages like- French, Spanish, Italian, Latin,and a thousands of others, but the common thing is that though we use different words our ultimate goal is to convey what we feel. Those who are not good at expressing, find themselves comfortable in penning down their emotions.

But, language also depends on who is interpreting it ( Give it a thought!!)

Language plays multiple roles- deceptive, elusive, disguised and etc.

Many scholars have used language as codes to be decoded by their followers only or have painted scriptures with hidden messages in them or even geometrical figures with some kind of secrecy in them, which all contributes to the fact that we all have been using language as a kind of shield to protect our real thoughts underneath. Let us say, play writers like – Shakespeare or Chaucer or Marlowe or Homer – writing things but meaning something else, which we studying deeply could understand the profundity with which they have been written.

One person decipher the language according to his/her own favourable conditions. Don’t we do that all the time? We just decipher it in whatever we wanna decipher it. For ex- A friend saying to us sarcastically, but we misunderstanding it and taking it as a compliment instead. So, what does it show? It shows that whatever our ” I ” wants to accept is that what we see from our “EYES”.

So, all my point is that when we carefully peel out the layers, we come across the real meaning, then only we get to know how beautiful this invention of LANGUAGE is. Some people using the language so loosely while other using it so carefully ( choosing words carefully).

It becomes a positive tool when the man knows it’s value and could even influence people with his/her words. 

I must say, the art of writing or even speaking is really a gift to certain people by God.

“Some can create big wonders with this tool while some, blunders!!”