Carry on (Hardcover)
Title: Carry On
This book has made it into the hallowed halls of my favorite books of ALL TIME- something that hasn't happened in many, many years (and I read A LOT).
I was grinning by page 14, laughing by page 34, gasping by page 48, and after that I stopped looking at the page numbers because I was flipping pages like a madwoman bent on death by paper cuts.
Rainbow Rowell (that genius of a woman behind the highly acclaimed and beloved bestsellers, Fangirl and Eleanor & Park) spins athrilling and sweet story perfectly balancing her usual unique yet realistic and relatable characters and funny and thrilling story line with an utterly supremely intelligent parody of Harry Potter tropes, references smartly placed where HP fans will laugh and slobber over them, yet non-HP fans won't even notice them. This is a book for one and all! Fantasy lovers and real-life book enthusiasts (and kids and teens and adults) will fall in love with... well, EVERYTHING about this story.
Unforgettable. Love, love, love. (Okay, now excuse me, I need to go reread it.)— From Zazu
#1 New York Times best seller
Booklist Editors Choice 2015 - Youth
Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Time Magazine, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, NPR, PopSugar, The Millions, and The News & Observer
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen.
That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right.
Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here--it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.
Carry On - The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow 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.
About the Author
Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (Attachments and Landline). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Carry On). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things.She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.