This book is centered around 17 year old Evan Carter. Evan and his father move from town to town never laying down roots and never staying long. Evan is continually the new kid. Evan’s mind seems to focus on one thing, The Girl Who Would Say Yes. That all changes with Collette, who doesn’t meet Evan’s typical Girl Who Would Say Yes profile, a ‘’normal’’ girl. Evan ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time and is severely beaten because of a jealous ex in a community shower in the private school dorms. In light of his son’s experience, Evan’s father feels that it would be for the best if they take a break from their constant travel and return to their family home in Pearl Lake, Minnesota so Evan can recuperate. As Evan’s body heals however, it becomes apparent that the damage was far beyond physical.
“Quit reading that crap and pick up a book for heaven’s sake!” said I to my fanfic reading daughter at least a thousand times. But after reading Fangirl by the practically perfect Rainbow Rowell, I say: No More! This book took this reader deep into the world of fanfic and made me fall in love with it. This is the world of Cath, the main character who is hobbling through her freshmen year in college. It takes a while for her to find her footing, but once she does, we know she is going to take off in wonderful ways.
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As is customary when meeting new people, we’d like to introduce ourselves. There are four of us “Librarian Bibliofiles” here, and though we are of different genders, ages, passions, and interests, we all have bonded over our mutual love of young adult novels. Their compelling plots, dynamic characters, social commentaries, and amusing anecdotes have captured our hearts, and we’d like to share our love with you. Not in creepy way, we hope. More of a “GOOD GRIEF, THIS BOOK…..I JUST HAVE TO TELL SOMEONE ABOUT IT” kind of way.