Monday, February 13, 2017
Book Review: "Carry On" by Rainbow Rowell
I have no idea why I waited so long to read this! I think I may have even preordered it... and let it sit on my shelf for well over a year. But I loved it! I'll admit, the beginning takes a bit to get going. There is a lot of world building and backstory to solidify, but once it takes off... it flies. I almost want to reread Fangirl again, even though most of Simon, Baz, Penelope and Agatha are the fan fiction stories by Cath... I just want to see where this all started again.
Spoilers here - I nearly squealed out loud when Baz first talks about how he feels about Simon. And then when they get together.... "I'll be a terrible boyfriend, but I want to be your terrible boyfriend." So perfect. I loved that Penelope was not a love interest for either of the boys, and that she and Agatha had actual conversations and even talked feminism! When does that ever happen in YA? I loved it!
by Rainbow Rowell
St. Martin's Griffin, 2015