Cath, the protagonist, is going to college. She loves Simon Snow, a book series written by fictional author Gemma T Leslie. Although Cath has had her twin sister, Wren, by her side for her entire life, when it is time to hand in college room assignment forms, Wren decides to break out of the familiar shell and share a room with someone other than her sister for the first time.
She is placed with a girl named Courtney, and Cath is paired with Reagan, a wild, rough kind of girl. Reagan seems to be going out with a boy named Levi who often hangs out in their room, so Cath assumes that he is Reagan’s boyfriend.
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Young adult fiction
Amazon rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
“I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.”
““In new situations, all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you. (And the ones you can’t Google.)”
“Just… isn’t giving up allowed sometimes? Isn’t it okay to say, ‘This really hurts, so I’m going to stop trying’?
It sets a dangerous precedent.
For avoiding pain?
For avoiding life.”
“Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy. It’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for.”
“To really be a nerd, she’d decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one.”
“I choose you over everyone.
Real life was something happening in her peripheral vision.”
“I miss you.
That’s stupid. I saw you this morning.
It’s not the time. It’s the distance.”
“How do you not like the Internet? That’s like saying, ‘I don’t like things that are convenient. And easy. I don’t like having access to all of mankind’s recorded discoveries at my fingertips. I don’t like light. And knowledge.”