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    Rainbow Rowell

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    Rainbow Rowell (born February 24, 1973) is an American author of young adult and adult contemporary...
Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell | 2016 | Young Adult (YA)
I love this book. I love Rainbow Rowell. Love the characters. I have several of her books.
  
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LibrarianBeth (3 KP) rated Fangirl in Books

Jul 19, 2017  
Fangirl
Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell | 2014 | Young Adult (YA)
10
8.8 (43 Ratings)
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Cath is relatable. (2 more)
Draws in young adult readers but also allows "older" adults to relate.
Made me fangirl Rainbow!
wanted more!!! (0 more)
Fantastic Teen Fiction
Rainbow Rowell knows how to relate to young adult readers and how to get "older" adults to reflect back and see themselves in the characters' situations. This book made me fangirl Rainbow so bad! Cath and Wren are twins trying to create their own paths as they step into adulthood. Cath struggles along that path
  
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Erika (7472 KP) rated Fangirl in Books

Sep 3, 2017  
Fangirl
Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell | 2014 | Young Adult (YA)
7
8.8 (43 Ratings)
Book Rating
I liked this book, but there were aspects that were annoying. Wren was kind of awful to her sister, Cath. I was a total fan of fan fiction when I was in college, so I could relate to that aspect. I definitely wouldn't read it again, but it was my introduction to Rainbow Rowell.
  
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Erika (7472 KP) rated Attachments in Books

Sep 4, 2017  
Attachments
Attachments
Rainbow Rowell | 2011 | Fiction & Poetry
9
7.4 (10 Ratings)
Book Rating
This is my favorite book by Rainbow Rowell. I loved the character of Lincoln, and all of the characters were completely realistic. Attachments is about Lincoln O'Neill, who is tasked at screening emails to discourage personal use. He reads the conversations between two co-workers, Beth and Jennifer, and develops feelings for one of them.
  
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Meg Atkins (0 KP) rated Fangirl in Books

Sep 19, 2017  
Fangirl
Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell | 2014 | Young Adult (YA)
10
8.8 (43 Ratings)
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Great understanding (0 more)
Perfect for a fangirl
Rainbow Rowell really understands the inner workings of the mind of a fangirl. When reading the book I wanted to cry at how much I related to Cather in her Simon Snow addiction (having just become obsessed with Harry Potter). I just have to hope that one day I find my own Levi!!
  
Landline
Landline
Rainbow Rowell | 2017 | Fiction & Poetry, Romance
10
7.1 (19 Ratings)
Book Rating
Have you ever read a book that you never wanted to end? This was one of those books for me. I was genuinely upset that this book didn't have 1000 more pages. Landline by Rainbow Rowell was amazing. I could barely put it down. The plot was interesting. The characters were charming. It showed that marriages take work. All in all, this was a great book.
  
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Chris Hooker (417 KP) rated Solitaire in Books

Jan 12, 2018  
Solitaire
Solitaire
Alice Oseman | 2014 |
10
8.5 (2 Ratings)
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[Solitaire] is one of those books that came across my feed as "We Think You Might Like". It was compared to John Green and Rainbow Rowell. I will agree with that but British, definately British. It has lots of unexpected twists and turns and is written so well you get through the book in no time. The fact that I was kept guessing until almost the end was amazing.
  
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Sam (73 KP) rated Carry On in Books

Mar 27, 2019  
Carry On
Carry On
Rainbow Rowell | 2017 | Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy
6
7.5 (2 Ratings)
Book Rating
Rainbow Rowell basically wrote fanfiction which was based on her book Fangirl, which I was completely up for. I loved Cath’s little snippets of fanfiction throughout the book so to read a whole book of it?! Yes please!

I completely fell in love with Simon and Baez in Fangirl, so I was really excited to finally be able to read some more of their story.

I don’t think it quite lived up to my expectations, though. Through Fangirl, I can remember thinking that the Simon Snow books just sounded like a rip off of Harry Potter which I was okay with because it wasn’t the main plot of the book. But then reading Carry On was just like reading some Harry Potter fanfiction which I hadn’t been expecting and I found quite disappointing.

I was hoping for more of an original plot but this retelling of the ‘chosen one’ plot just really didn’t work as an ‘original’ story.

Overall I feel that it could have been written better. I enjoy reading fanfics which is why this is still a 3 from me, but for an author as good as Rainbow Rowell, it was a bit disappointing.