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Rainbow Rowell

Auteur van Eleanor & Park

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Rainbow Rowell's adult debut, Attachments, was published in 2011. Her other books include Landline, Eleanor and Park, and Carry On. Fangirl won the Silver Inky Award in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography)
Fotografie: Author Rainbow Rowell at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=84506213

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Werken van Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park (2012) 9,218 exemplaren, 633 besprekingen
Fangirl (2013) 7,416 exemplaren, 484 besprekingen
Carry On (2015) 5,110 exemplaren, 252 besprekingen
Landline (2014) 2,992 exemplaren, 220 besprekingen
Klik (2011) 2,901 exemplaren, 230 besprekingen
Wayward Son (2019) 1,871 exemplaren, 60 besprekingen
Pumpkinheads (2019) 1,273 exemplaren, 100 besprekingen
Any Way the Wind Blows (2021) 1,077 exemplaren, 30 besprekingen
Kindred Spirits (2016) 476 exemplaren, 33 besprekingen
Fangirl: The Manga, Vol. 1 (2020) — Auteur — 332 exemplaren, 21 besprekingen
Scattered Showers: Stories (2022) 282 exemplaren, 16 besprekingen
Almost Midnight: Two Short Stories (2017) 257 exemplaren, 10 besprekingen
Runaways [2017] Volume 1: Find Your Way Home (2018) 248 exemplaren, 14 besprekingen
Fangirl: The Manga, Vol. 2 (2022) — Auteur — 161 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
Runaways [2017] Volume 2: Best Friends Forever (2018) 135 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
The Prince and the Troll (2020) 124 exemplaren, 13 besprekingen
Runaways [2017] Volume 3: That Was Yesterday (2019) 98 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
Runaways [2017] Volume 4: But You Can't Hide (2019) 81 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
If the Fates Allow: A Short Story (2021) 64 exemplaren, 12 besprekingen
Fangirl: The Manga, Vol. 3 (2023) — Auteur — 63 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
Runaways [2017] Volume 5: Canon Fodder (2020) 61 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
She-Hulk By Rainbow Rowell Vol. 1: Jen, Again (2022) — Auteur — 60 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
Slow Dance: A Novel (2024) 41 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Runaways [2017] Volume 6: Come Away With Me (2021) 38 exemplaren, 3 besprekingen
She-Hulk by Rainbow Rowell Vol. 2: Jen of Hearts (2023) — Auteur — 35 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
She-Hulk by Rainbow Rowell Vol. 3: Girl Can't Help It (2023) — Auteur — 24 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
The Simon Snow Trilogy (2021) 19 exemplaren
She-Hulk By Rainbow Rowell Vol. 4: Jen-Sational (2024) 18 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #1 (2017) — Auteur — 15 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
She-Hulk (2022-) #1 (2022) — Auteur — 10 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #3 (2017) 10 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #2 (2017) 8 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
She-Hulk (2022-) #5 (2022) — Auteur — 7 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
She-Hulk (2022-) #4 (2022) — Auteur — 7 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
She-Hulk (2022-) #3 (2022) 7 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
She-Hulk (2022-) #2 (2022) 7 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #8 (2018) 6 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #9 (2018) — Auteur — 6 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #4 (2017) 6 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
In Waiting (2023) 6 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #14 (2018) 6 exemplaren
She-Hulk (2022-) #6 (2022) — Auteur — 6 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #13 (2018) 6 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Runaways (2017-) #10 (2018) — Auteur — 5 exemplaren
She-Hulk (2022-) #11 (2023) 5 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #19 (2019) 5 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Faraway: Fairy Tales for the Here and Now — Medewerker — 5 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
She-Hulk (2022-) #8 (2022) 5 exemplaren
She-Hulk (2022-) #7 (2022) 5 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #12 (2018) 5 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #5 (2018) 5 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
She-Hulk (2022-) #10 (2023) 5 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
She-Hulk (2022-) #9 (2022) 5 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #6 (2018) 5 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #7 (2018) 5 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #30 (2020) 4 exemplaren
She-Hulk (2022-) #12 (2023) 4 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #28 (2019) 4 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #15 (2018) 4 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #16 (2018) 4 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #11 (2018) — Auteur — 4 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
She-Hulk (2022-) #14 (2023) 4 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Sensational She-Hulk (2023-) #1 (2023) 4 exemplaren
Sensational She-Hulk (2023-) #2 (2023) 4 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #29 (2020) 3 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #18 (2019) 3 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #26 (2019) 3 exemplaren
She-Hulk (2022-2023) #15 (2023) 3 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #27 (2019) 3 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #38 (2021) 3 exemplaren
She-Hulk (2022-) #13 (2023) 3 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #32 (2020) 2 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #17 (2019) — Auteur — 2 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #23 (2019) 2 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #36 (2021) 2 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #35 (2021) 2 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #34 (2020) 2 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #31 (2020) 2 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #25 (2019) 2 exemplaren
Runaways (2017-) #20 (2019) — Auteur — 2 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #24 (2019) 2 exemplaren
Sensational She-Hulk (2023-) #8 1 exemplaar, 1 bespreking
Runaways (2017-) #37 (2021) 1 exemplaar
Runaways (2017-) #21 (2019) 1 exemplaar
Runaways (2017-) #22 (2019) 1 exemplaar
Runaways (2017-) #33 (2020) 1 exemplaar
Attachments / Eleanor & Park (2021) 1 exemplaar
Wayward Son 1 exemplaar

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audio fiction/short stories (8 hours) - a sweet collection of stories full of romantic longing, slowly evolving feelings between friends and unexpected feelings between strangers. One story takes place over subsequent New Years Eves, another in an early 2000s college dorm, another on Christmas Eve Eve, another in 2010 Nebraska.
 
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reader1009 | 15 andere besprekingen | Jul 9, 2024 |
DNF

This book was absolutely terrible. I've read many bad books, such as Peach by Emma Glass and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, but they aren't quite like Fangirl. There is nothing I like about this book. Nothing.

So what is Fangirl about? Well dear reader, it's about Cath, a young girl who's a big fan of Simon Snow: the Fangirl universe's version of Harry Potter, and she writes fanfiction for it. Cath is beginning her first year of university as an English major, and her twin sister, Wren, is growing up and moving away from fandom and Cath. Cath ends up having to learn to get out her comfort zone, and that's Fangirl.

So why did I hate this book? Let's go through my reasons.

1: The Characters
There really isn't any characters I like besides Cath's dad, Art. They were all terrible: especially Cath, I loathed that bitch. But let's go through the other characters before I get to her.

Wren:
Cath's twin sister. Honestly right off the bat I disliked her, she was just irritating. I owe her an apology though: she wasn't the worst character in the book. She just mildly annoys me.

Reagan:
At first I just disliked her, not the type of person I'd want to be around, but later on in the book (view spoiler)
This is said so casually. WHY HAVE YOUR CHARACTERS SO UNLIKEABLE, ROWELL?

Levi:
Levi is a bit like a blank slate. His whole personality is smiling and struggling to read. That's it.

Cath:
I hate Cath. She may be one of the worst protagonists of all time. She's worse than Greg Heffley. Cath is mean to everyone, she ruins everything. All she cares about is her fanfiction (which is complete shit by the way). In fact, her love for fanfiction is so great she sent in one of her fanfics for one of her assignments in her fiction-writing class. Yes, you're hearing me write: for a SERIOUS part of her class in university, she sent in fanfiction. The assignment was to make an ORIGINAL short story with an unreliable narrator. She sent in Simon Snow fanfiction told from the point of view of Baz, the Draco Malfoy of Simon Snow.
Luckily, her teacher gave her an F. Don't get me wrong: writing good fanfiction takes a lot of skill, and is a different form of art. But, no matter how creative your fanfic is, it's not original. You're still using characters from another person's world. For example, if someone was to write their own sequel to a film they liked without the original creator/writers involved, it still wouldn't be original. No matter how you frame it, sending fanfiction into a class for original writing is wrong.

Okay, so Cath does some stupid things, but that doesn't make her a bad person. Don't worry: she says things which are very horrible!
Here is an excerpt from the book. For context: Cath's father is struggling with his mental health a lot, and this is pretty apparent. Cath is also aware of this.
"Cath snorted. "He obviously needs us. If he had a cat, the man would be one bad day away from Grey Gardens. I think he eats all of his meals at QuikTrip, and he's sleeping on the couch.""
Wow. What a bitch.

Cath is also horrible to her sister. She falls out with Wren because Wren wanted to reconnect with their mother who left them at a young age. It's understandable that Cath wouldn't want to talk to her mum, I wouldn't as well: but Wren can do what she wants. She never forced Cath to: she never even brought it up with Cath. Cath only knew because her dad asked if she would want to as well. Then Cath felt like Wren was keeping a secret from her, and Cath is just mean to Wren for what she wants to do. This is really irritating, because Cath and Wren want to be separate people, because as twins they felt like the same person. Cath, if you want to be different, LET YOUR SISTER DO WHAT SHE WANTS.

I could go on forever about Cath, but in short: she is the most horrid, miserable bitch I've had the displeasure of reading about.

2: The fanfiction/Simon Snow excerpts
Remember how I said that Cath's fanfiction is shit? Well I know it is because there are so many excerpts of her fanfic (and also excerpts of the actual Simon Snow books and other miscellaneous things) which are usually at the end of a chapter, but are also scattered throughout the main book. My problem with these excerpts is that they're complete crap. For one, they're completely unnecessary. I don't need to read parts of Simon Snow, as I said, it's the Fangirl-verse version of HP, and pretty much everyone knows what HP is like. Why do I need to read Rowell's version of it? My other reason for hating the random excerpts is that it's so poorly written, especially Cath's fanfiction. Speaking of poorly written, that lead me to my next part.

3: The writing
Fangirl's writing isn't good. Here are some examples of poor writing:
-"It was just Levi - leaning against the lamppost like the archetypical "man leaning against the lamppost.""
-"Baz hated to be in their room. He said it smelled like good intentions."
-"Simon twisted his lip to one side."

And now my favourite example of Rowell's incompetent writing:
"It's hard to get my head around. It's like hearing that Harry Potter is gay."
This is horrifically bad because it makes zero sense in Fangirl. Throughout the book, it's show that Simon Snow is just this world's version of Harry Potter. When actually mentioning Harry Potter it ruins everything you've set up. So what is Simon Snow then? Temu Harry Potter?

I have to wonder what Rowell was thinking with this book. I've only ever read one other book by her, Pumpkinheads, and that was below mediocre, with the only merit being a nice artstyle and setting. People will eat up any YA book, regardless of quality and Rainbow Rowell's popularity is an example of that.

So, fuck Cath and fuck this book.
… (meer)
 
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CoffeeAndRamune | 483 andere besprekingen | Jul 9, 2024 |
I wasn’t a fan of Pumpkin Heads for multiple reasons, but before I start talking about why I didn’t like it, I’ll go through what I liked.

The art style was very cute, and I was a fan of the colours used, it felt cosy, I also loved how autumnal it was, autumn is my favourite season, and there aren’t many books set in this season, so this book was a nice change.Now that I said what I liked, I’ll go through my problems with it.

It was just boring, and the story was pointless. The main characters didn’t learn anything, there was no message, nothing. The book also felt way too long for what it was, it really dragged on. It felt like this comic was made for the sake of making a comic.

The entirety of the book is Josiah (the boy) and Deja (the girl) chasing after this girl Josiah has a crush on, so Josiah can ask her out. At the end of the book Josiah finds the girl and talks to her. Josiah then realises that he doesn’t like her, and guess why Josiah doesn’t like her? After three years of having a big crush on this girl (the book states that it’s been three years and that he is always talking about her, despite never talking to her), he suddenly dislikes her because she only works at the patch so she can talk to her friends. Yes, she is so bad for working someone so she can see her friends. They could have made her very rude to Josiah, but no, this is what they chose.

Then the ending, after realising that the girl wasn’t nice (even though she did nothing wrong), Josiah goes and tells Deja that he no longer likes the girl. Then Deja reveals that she always had a crush on Josiah, and then the two get together. My problem with this ending is that Josiah didn’t have any interest in Deja, he was spending the whole book chasing after a different girl, and when it didn’t work out, he decided to go with Deja. It’s the equivalent of Josiah walking up to Deja and saying, “So it didn’t work out with this other chick, so I guess I’m stuck with you now.”, it just feels like Rainbow Rowell didn’t know how to end the book, and just went with something quick and easy.

One thing I thought was odd, is how it has a very good rating on Good Reads, this shocked me, as most people on Good Reads will only review books if it was terrible, so people must have really loved this book. I think it’s because it’s very easy to read, and the incredibly simple story makes it marketable to almost everyone. So, whilst I disliked this book, most people give it five or four stars, so you may like it, like most of the time I’m in the minority.

Now to end this review, I’ll just make this clear: I don’t hate Pumpkin Heads, I just think that it was a very pointless and unnecessary book, which had potential to be a good and funny book about working at a pumpkin patch.
… (meer)
 
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CoffeeAndRamune | 99 andere besprekingen | Jul 9, 2024 |
Jen and Jack have slept together, finally. Jen gets a new client, a robot who looks like Doctor Doom but is not Doctor Doom but is being tried for the crimes of Doctor Doom. (Jen sure takes on a lot of clients but we’ve never actually seen her do any work for them.) Jen goes to find April and Mark, who attacked her on the street (yesterday? A week ago? I still don’t know what time it is) but it’s a trap and Jen gets kidnapped.

Things are happening, finally. (Though I said that about #4 and it didn’t pay off until this issue.) There’s an actual spoiler in this one! I’m excited to see what happens in the next one!… (meer)
½
 
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norabelle414 | Jul 7, 2024 |

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