Hey guys, happy Monday! Pavan @ Keep It Fictional and I are back with another discussion on Fangirl. We are well into the thick of the book by now, and there has been some interesting changes in my thoughts on the book. Make sure you check out the questions I asked Pavan on her blog as well!
1. Has your opinion of Wren changed?
Oh man, it’s definitely changed a lot! I related more with Wren at the beginning because I felt the exact same way when I first entered uni. It was such a new adventure and I couldn’t wait to meet new friends and be more independent. I’m not saying I can’t relate to her still, but the choices she’s made had distanced herself from me quite a bit. I for one would not be putting other priorities before my family, and when Wren did that, I could definitely understand why Cath would be annoyed. This is her twin, after all. They’re supposed to know each other inside and out … but now Wren has turned into someone that Cath can’t even talk to. That makes me sad.
2. Do you fault Wren for wanting to talk to their Mother?
I would say yes and no. I understand why Wren would want to have a relationship with their mother. It aligns with her trying to leave her past behind and really start anew. She’s done that at uni, and now she wants to move on and start over with her mother. What I fault her for is looking down on Cath for not wanting the same things.
3. What do you think of Cath’s reaction to the news of her mother wanting to reconnect?
Cath is someone that holds on to the past, and understandably, when someone leaves you for no good reason at such a young age, it affects you as a whole as a person. Cath is not as open as Wren, and she continues to hold on to this grudge. I would say I support Cath more for her reasoning but it’s also not healthy to hold on to such anger for the rest of her life. I honestly would not know how I’d react in this same situation, so I think both girls’ reasons make sense and you can’t fault either one for the decisions they make.