Never have I identified more with a character than I do with Cath. The fangirl life is something I have been a part of for a long, long time, and I wouldn't know who I'd be today without it. Granted, I don't write nor read fanfiction, but I appreciate that it's something that so many of us do actually enjoy in their spare time.
I've seen a lot of people get irritated with Caths behaviour, saying that she should have just "done things" without complaining or shutting herself in her room, but I though she was so real
. Social anxiety isn't something that is easy to live with. You can't "just do things". What I enjoyed most was that it wasn't about curing the social anxiety, but it was about living with it. Cath wasn't anything but herself, and I thought she was a very real representation of what it's like to a fangirl with social anxiety. Because, hey, that's me!
The snippets of fanfiction were okay. I didn't love
them, but I didn't mind that they were there. And, by the end of it, I also found myself shipping Baz and Simon (thanks, Cath!).
Ahhh. Basically, I loved this. Instant favourite.