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Fangirl by Angel Lawson

Book Review: Fangirl by Angel Lawson


Hey my lovelies, I am going to be completely honest with you guys here. I did not buy this book, I read it on Wattpad for free (link here). But I have to say I immensely enjoyed it, I was planning to go to bed early, but got stuck reading this until 1am and I did not regret it. After feeling crappy and ill, sometimes you just need a good piece of chick lit and it was exactly that, with the right amount of fandoms, love, ex-boyfriends and zombies, Zombies! Not real ones, but . So if you want a good lighthearted read, then this is the book for you. I rate this 4.5 stars, due to there not being any plot holes or unanswered questions.


Goodreads Summary: Ruby Miller has her summer all planned out. Sitting by the pool. Babysitting for some extra cash. Packing for college. All of that changes when a fan video Ruby and her best friend, Iris, create goes viral gaining their little fansite a ton of hits and the attention of the big wigs in Hollywood.

Ruby and Iris fall into the world of actors, movie sets, teen stars and elusive artists. Not only is their friendship put to the test when Ruby's cast in the lead role of the newest zombie flick, she must straddle the line between fiction and reality, love and lust, and being true to herself.


This as you know if you read my 'read in January' post was that Fangirl was the sixth book I read in January. I really loved the idea of the concept, which was about a fangirl, who makes a video of her cosplaying her favourite character and the author of what she is cosplaying watches it and casts her in the tv series. Ruby then has to face the trials and tribunes of being famous.

*Spoilers from now on*

The Characters

Ruby is a headstrong teenage girl, who planned on spending her summer babysitting, but instead when she and her best friend Iris make a fan vid on their favourite zombie graphic novel, the author watches it and casts her in the tv series. Ruby is a character that you can relate to and the fact she is living most peoples dreams of meeting there idols and hitting it off.

For me personally, I thought Iris got a bit whiny at times, when she did not get her way, like when she wanted to turn her and Rubys website more gossipy, but then fell out with her when Ruby did not want to because she wanted it to be pure and not corrupted. If that makes sense, as the paparazzi are constantly hounding her and then her best friend who is supposed to understand her wants to be a part of them.


I liked the ending even though you knew it was obvious from the beginning when Ruby was in the slutty costume and “” saved her from the crowd. But I would of liked it if ‘’’ came out with his boyfriend even though we did meet his boyfriend in the epilogue, although I am happy he dumped his agent. I really did enjoy this book and I will be reading this again, when I need a lighthearted read to bring me up.

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