Carry On Book Review

I know, I know I finished this book like 3 weeks ago and I still haven’t reviewed it. But, to be fair, I did write half a review right after I finished it. But, of course I had to accidently erase ALL of it. So, technically I’m off the hook. No? Okay.

This story changes point of views rapidly, from Simon, to Penelope to Agatha, to Baz, and to a woman named Lucy. And, the story line follows their “senior year” or their last year, at a Magical school called Watford. Also this whole book is centered around Simon Snow, also known as The Chosen One, the one that is there to save us all, the only Normal to be turned into a Magician, or Mage for short. And, how do they know that he was a normal turned Mage? Well, Simon’s an orphan. He was dropped off at a foster home as a baby, too young to remember anything but his parents, or about himself except that his name is Simon Snow, and he was forgotten. And, since his parents gave him up they were obviously Normals, because Mage’s don’t give their kids up no matter how annoying they get. Yeah, I’m looking at you Baz.

So, basically these characters were set up for another book, by Rainbow Rowell, called Fangirl. Maybe you’ve heard of it. If you haven’t what are you living under a rock? These character’s were basically set up as the main character of that book’s fandom or obsession is a better way to put it. And t’s basically like her Harry Potter. But, now her fandom has become my fandom, oh joy. So, thank you thank you very much Rainbow, you’re gonna make my head explode with the fandoms, and you’re making me broke. You do realize a girl that’s an n-employed student can only buy so much merch.

Okay, so the reason Rowell wrote this book as it says in the author’s note is, she couldn’t get the characters out of her head and felt they hadn’t been giving their story that they deserved as much as Cath and all the other Fangirl characters. So, basically the reason she wrote this brilliant book with in a book, is because the Mage community absorbed her as much as it did us. Ironic right?

So my rating for this book is a 3.5 out of 5. I very much love this book, very much liked Fangirl, very much liked the idea of Fan Fiction in a book, becoming it’s own book, but…I can’t get out of my head that a few of the characters went through no character development, and the little that they did was not good. And I’m not talking good, like towards the good side. I mean good like even more weak, more bratty, and more whiny. But, other then that amazing book that I highly recommend if you like Rainbow Rowell’s work. I especially like the summary of this book, that appears on the inner cover of the dust jacket,

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.

Well, that’s all folks. Bye! ~Blondie

One thought on “Carry On Book Review

  1. Great review! I have only read one book by Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor and Park, which I have reviewed recently on my blog ;). Book within a book concept sounds so interesting, I think I’ll give this one a try!


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