December Audio Book of the Month Giveaway: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The December Audio Book of the Month Pick is Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .
But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction 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?
My take: I haven’t heard or even read Fangirl, but Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell is one of my top reads of 2013. I have heard lots of good things and it is definitely on my TBR pile. You can listen to an excerpt at Random House Listening Library.
So here’s how you can enter to win:
1. The contest will run each month, roughly the first day of the month until the last.
2. You can enter via the Rafflecopter in multiple ways. One way includes leaving a blog comment so tell us: 1) What’s your favorite time, place or way to listen to audio books? and/or 2)Who – or what – are you a huge fan of, or were as a teen?
3. The contest is open to residents of the U.S.
4. Rafflecopter will pick a winner, I will email that winner to get their address, and Random House Books on Tape/Listening Library will email the winner’s audio book out to them.
Filed under: Audio Book of the Month Giveaway, Audio Books, Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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