"A deliciously warm-hearted nerd power ballad, destined for greatness.”

-- NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, everybody is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath it's something more. Fandom is life. It's what got her and her sister, Wren, through losing their mom. It's what kept them close.

And now that she's starting college, introverted Cath isn't sure what's supposed to get her through. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fanfiction 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?


Order the Fangirl deluxe edition

This special edition features full color fan art from Simini BlockerLily WilliamsLeela Wagner and Valeria Bogado. PLUS a ribbon bookmark and fancy embossed case, an author interview, and an excerpt from my Simon Snow novel, Carry On. It comes in three colors: red at Barnes & Noble; yellow at Chapters Indigo; and bubblegum pink at indie bookstores, Target, Amazon, and everywhere else.


Some nice things people are saying about Fangirl . . .

A New York Times Notable Book

Amazon Editors’ Top 20 Teen and Young Adult Books of the Year

Indigo Books, Top 10 Books of the Year

Indigo Books, Best Teen Book of the Year

A Junior Library Guild selection

Tumblr’s first Reblog Book Club book

Topped LibraryReads’ first favorites list

“Absolutely captivating.”
— Kirkus, starred review

“Rowell manages to capture both the wildly popular universe of fanfic and the inside of an 18-year-old’s head. Consider me a fangirl of this charming coming-of-age tale.”
— Entertainment Weekly

“A deliciously warm-hearted nerd power ballad destined for greatness.”
— New York Journal of Books

“A funny and tender coming-of-age story that’s also the story of a writer finding her voice . . . touching and utterly real.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The magic here is cast not with wands but with Rowell’s incredible ability to build complex, vivid, troubling and triumphant relationships.”
— Booklist, starred review

“(A) charming coming-of-age novel . . . filled with complex subjects (such as divorce, abandonment, and mental illness) handled in a realistic manner, and the writing effortlessly and seamlessly weaves these threads together.”
— School Library Journal, starred review; Best Fiction Books of 2013

“As funny as it is embarrassing, and as charming as it is true-to-geek-life . . . Fangirl is a cute and poignant read for fangirls and fanboys of all ages.”
— Tor.com

“If only one voice in fandom rose above all others this year, it was undoubtedly that of introverted dreamer Cath, the protagonist of Rainbow Rowell’s novel Fangirl.”
— The Daily Dot, “Ten people who changed fandom in 2013″

BONUS ART BY NOELLE STEVENSON FROM THE UK SPECIAL EDITION

BONUS ART BY NOELLE STEVENSON FROM THE UK SPECIAL EDITION