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Call Number: CL YA Row45f 2013
Cath is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life;and she's really good at it. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath's twin sister Wren 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.
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- What did you think of the fanfic sections? Did they help or hinder the plot? Distract or complement?
- Who would you rather room with? Reagan? Cath? Wren? Courtney? Levi? Nick?
- What did you make of her dad? How would you have dealt with it?
- Was what Nick did wrong? Where is the line between individual work and group work?
- Is fan fiction plagiarism? Should Cath have handed it in for her writing assignment?
- Have you done any writing? Are you like Cath where creating new worlds is difficult? Or is creating worlds easy
- Do you relate more to Wren or Cath? Why?
- Professor Piper asks the class why do you write fiction. I couldn't help but think many of their answers are exactly why I read fiction. Why do you read?
- What is your equivalent of an Emergency Kanye Dance Party?
"Walking to class, Cath couldn't shake the feeling that she was pretending to be a college student in a coming-of-age movie." (15)
"In new situations, all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you. (And the ones you can't google.)" (15)