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Fangirl Lesson Plan

Introduction to Fangirl

A New York Times Notable Book, Junior Library Guild selection, and Amazon Editors’ Top 20 Teen and Young Adult Books of the Year, Rainbow Rowell’s 2013 young adult novel Fangirl is an offbeat coming-of-age story full of humor and teenage angst. Fangirl follows Cath Avery as she navigates her first year of college, often with great difficulty. A shy and sardonic introvert, Cath defines herself primarily as a die-hard fan of the Simon Snow novels, a Harry Potter-like series featuring a boy magician who attends a magic academy. As she faces the start of the new school year at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, she is especially worried about being separated from her cool and confident...

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