Blurb from 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?
But there was part of her that sort of reminded me of my self, back when I was younger, I think. Reading her weirdness made me think that maybe I was as weird as hers from others eyes while I had no idea how weird I was (or am?) for them. And I just love when I can relate the story and/or the characters with me. Call me weird but it’s like the author write it especially for me thus makes it personal and in the end I can connect and understand it better.
The blurb said this book is under coming of age (New Adult?) category but it was so different from other NA books I read for the last 3 years, way different that I feel like it’s so refreshing and has an original story. It certainly didn’t have cliche things when a nerd falls in love with a popular guy kind of story. Another thing was the romance didn’t feel like based on lust. The feeling I often get when I read the relationship of NA characters. Cather and Levi’s relationship happened slowly and sweet and their drama didn’t take the center stage in the story.
“It sets a dangerous precedent.”
“For avoiding pain?”
“For avoiding life.”