GUILTY PLEASURE ALERT.
Written for introverts and bookworms and girls who are addicted to fanfiction and fantasy and dreams of love. Written for girls who are a little uncertain, more than a little crazy, and completely in love with writing and the idea of falling madly in love.
I am completely surprised I finished reading it. Read the first few pages and dropped it after I saw that the main character was a fanfiction writer because I knew that it would read like a fanfiction. And... it does. You can tell. You can totally tell that the author wrote and read fanfiction. It has the hidden guilty pleasure marks written all over the character's thoughts and personality.
And then I opened it up idly again just to flip through all the pages to see when she would inevitably end up with the boy. ...and found myself actually reading the darn thing.
But even more so, meh. You would only read this book because you can kind of sorta relate to the main character Cather. Introvert, a little socially inept, witty enough to make dry jokes, scared of falling in love but desperately hoping for it, trying to find herself, etc. It's a typical coming-of-age college girl book. And it does read like a fanfiction story. Like a self-insert of some sort.
That's why I'm so surprised I finished it. Honestly... it was a pure guilty pleasure. Probably even more so than the mindless PNR and YA fantasy girly romance novels that I shove in the back of my bookshelf so my friends and guests don't judge me.
Oh yeah, I definitely skipped over all the excerpts of her fanfiction. Boring. The book had quite a lot of construction issues.
I really can't give it more than two and a half stars though. Because it was all a little too obvious. Like any fanfiction, you know how the story is going to go. The characters are already set in stone. You know the ending and the progression. But you still read it. GUILTY PLEASURE.