Simon Snow wasn’t supposed to get his own book.

Carry On


Simon Snow wasn’t supposed to get his own book.

Thanks to Rowell's excellent writing and the Simon Snow storyline, I am totally on Team Fangirl. I wouldn't say that I've reached swimfan levels, nor would I cover my bedroom wall with this book's posters, but I would gladly express my allegiance with a Carry On, Simon t-shirt. (Seriously, how can we make these available in the FYA store?) Oh, and if anyone happens to stumble upon a Simon & Baz fanfic site, let a girl know!

You’d think this book was the best thing since Nutella was first introduced to this undeserving world, what with the amount of hype around it. I read Fangirl last year and I loved it. I thought it was very relatable and part of that had to do with the Harry-Potter-aspect of it. Now, I know a lot of people say that Simon Snow is not Harry Potter, since both existed in the Fangirl universe. But the fact that they both existed was one of the things that bothered me most about Fangirl.

Baz Pitch and Simon Snow, from Fangirl/Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.

  • Pink Elephant Sippy Cup by PeregrineBones

    Fandoms: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling, Carry On - Rainbow Rowell  
    • Teen And Up Audiences
    • Choose Not To Use Archive Warnings
    • M/M
    • Complete Work

    24 Aug 2016

    • Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
    • Sirius Black/Remus Lupin
    • Tyrannus Basilton "Baz" Pitch/Simon Snow
    • Sirius Black
    • Remus Lupin
    • Tyrannus Basilton "Baz" Pitch
    • Simon Snow
    • Romance
    • Friendship
    • Vampires

    Sirius has to learn to cope with the friends Remus has made while he was in prison. And he doesn't know yet that Baz is a vampire.

    • Part 6 of 1994
  • That’s how Simon Snow got his own book.

    Watch the book trailer for Fangirl, the new novel by Rainbow Rowell, author of Eleanor & Park.

    In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.

    Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

    Cath's sister 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 . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

    For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

    Rainbow Rowell's FANGIRL is a story of fanfiction, family, and first love. For more, visit:

    Simon Snow’s shampoo smells like apples and he blushes when people pay attention to him and he’s loyal and dedicated and he stammers when he speaks and Simon fucking Snow is such an angel why do make him suffer