When comparing ‘Fangirl’ to ‘Eleanor & Park’, I’d say it was a much more thought out story. Not in the sense that ‘Eleanor & Park’ was carelessly written; I think ‘Eleanor & Park’ was meant to be more fast paced and fleeting to capture adolesence (as I said in my previous review). ‘Fangirl’ on the other hand, was more progressive with that typical beginning, middle, end structure. Physically, this makes a lot of sense as ‘Fangirl’ is considerably longer than ‘Eleanor & Park’. (That didn’t stop me reading it in three days though, evidently!)
Similarly with ‘Eleanor & Park’, ‘Fangirl’ hit me emotionally. There’s no way to really sum up those reactions other than the book made me feel all the feels! I was reading it on the train back to London, and within that hour and three quarter journey, I had wanted to laugh, I had wanted to cry, and I had experienced that butterfly sensation in the pit of my stomach.
It was a wonderful read, and I honestly didn’t want it to end. I’m definitely hooked on Rainbow Rowell now! Thank you much to Emma for the recommendation and, honestly guys, check her out — her blog is lovely!