Librarian and cardigan enthusiast without any actual cats. Enjoys short walks to the 7 Eleven and pictures of beaches on Instagram. Posts a lot of Captain Marvel, Teen Wolf, and Welcome to Night Vale at the mo. Unhealthily obsessed with Dylan O'Brien's face.
Bitter old fandom queen and proud.
Dear Rainbow Rowell,
I am very scared to go to college.
I am kind of a big nerd who only cares about broadway, fairytales, and science. I am against drug use and drinking, and I do not like meeting new people. I’ve been told by all my friends that I was going to hate college because of who I am and the things I do or do not like. I am still a little scared.
Thank you for writing a book with a character that reminded me of me. Thank you for having her go to college and having mixed experiences that were not all bad. This book gives me hope. Thank you for giving me courage. And, thank you for writing Fangirl.
I hope everyone in the world sees what a brilliant person you are. I do.
Don’t be scared. It’s true that you’re going to go to college and find that most people aren’t like you. But that’s true for everyone, you know? And you don’t need most people. You just need a few people whom you really connect with.
Those people are there.
And you’ll recognize them because they’re sober :)
I didn’t drink in college, and I’ve never used drugs, and I swear to you: It wasn’t that big of a deal. I had friends who were like me and friends who weren’t, and most of the time when I was sitting alone in my room on a Friday night, it was because I wanted to be there.
I’m wishing you all kinds of luck and courage. Promise me you won’t hide in your room.
P.S. Thank you for reading my book!