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Jukebooks: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

2013 November 13
by Diane Colson
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Fangirl by Rainbow RowellCath has a few things that are bringing her down. First of all, she reluctantly went away for college and her twin sister, Wren, doesn’t want to room with her. So she’s rooming with a girl named Reagan, whose boyfriend, Levi, is constantly stopping by when Reagan isn’t even there. And then there’s her writing. Cath has been writing fanfiction based on the sensational fantasy series Simon Snow for years; she now has a huge following of her own. But her English professor thinks writing fanfiction is plagiarism and gives Cath a big fat F on her paper.

What to do when the world goes so wrong? Throw an Emergency Kanye Party! Normally Cath and Wren would share this cathartic experience, but this time Cath is on her own. Until Levi arrives, that is.

There are a lot of great Kanye West songs, consistently labeled “explicit”.   This gives that Emergency Kanye Party a necessary edgy feel. But I chose a cleaned-up version of Stronger because I pretty much love that song. Feel free to share your favorites in the comments below!

-Diane Colson, currently reading Wise Young Fool Sean Beaudoin and listening to Salt Sugar Fat by Micheal Moss, narrated by Scott Brick

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