Fangirl is about twins Cath and Wren who have been inseparable since they were little and shared a massive love for writing fanfiction of their favourite book Carry On, Simon. However as they go off to universities, Cath and Wren go their own ways, leaving only Cath to be still in love with writing fanfiction. Meanwhile, Wren is off partying, drinking and making friends.
There is nothing obvious in this book as to why I absolutely loved it, but I just did. The characters were all really developed and polished, which is definitely one thing I enjoy in a book - and I just fell in love with almost all the characters as well as their relationships with each other so that may have been one reason. There was no strict plot or climax in Fangirl, which I like sometimes (it worked well in this case). I feel one of the things I loved most about the book was how everything and everyone in the book felt so real, like I was reading a true story about somebody else. True reality is something a lot of books lack, which is why when a book does have really a believable storyline and set of characters, I love the book.
I would absolutely, totally, utterly and definitely recommend Fangirl to anyone aged 11+ (I think girls would enjoy it more than boys, but obviously not in all cases). Also, if you are one to write fanfiction, or just write full stop then Fangirl is even more of a book for you.
Have you read Fangirl? What did you think of it?