Can I read “Carry On” if I didn’t read HP and don’t plan to ? Will I enjoy it ?Can I read “Carry On” if I didn’t read HP and don’t plan to ? Will I enjoy it ? Laura #questionnaire
Yes. I mean it’s loosely based on it but it stands on its own perfectly well.
Yes, but I recommend Fangirl first.
I’m not interested by the book, I don’t know why… Only “Carry On” and “Eleanor ans Park” by this author appeal me.
The main character of Fangirl writes the book, so it gives a lot of really helpful backstory. Also, the book is amazing.
Yes, I think it’s only has the reputation of being Harry Potter fanfiction because in Fangirl it is a Harry Potter fanfiction, but the magic is different, and everything is explained, so it can stand by itself. I have only read the Harry Potter books once, years ago, but i think Carry on is amazing!
Also, you are totally fine without Fangirl too. Carry on is mentioned in it, but they are more companion books than anything else.
(And I only dare to whisper it, but I think Carry on is by far the best Rainbow Rowell book.)
@Virág I honestly wish carry on was a complete series!
@Heather a second book is coming 🙂
Yes! Wayward son is coming in September! I just wish we would know the cover of the english edition, because now I’m afraid it won’t match the first yellow/blue cover! 😀
@Virág it won’t match, sorry :/ the cover of Wayward Son match the cover of the paperback edition
Can someone explain to me what Fangirl or Carry On have to do with HP? I had no idea they were related. I’ve only read Eleanor & Park by her.
Okay, so it’s been a while since I’ve read them but:
Fangirl is about a girl who is obsessed about a fantasy book series. She writes a very popular fan fiction based on the two main characters called “Carry On”.
Carry On is the fantasy story, involving wizards, monsters, and magic. It’s NOT Harry Potter, but it has a very… Potter-esque feel to it.
@Alyssa Ohhhh okay! Cool. I have Fangirl on my kindle just haven’t read it yet. I’ll have to bump it up!
@Kim it’s a really cute book! I definitely recommend it ? and you are welcome!
Carry On is the fanfiction of the main character of fangirl
And now I have new books to add to my TBR pile!! ? (BIG HP fan!)
Read FanGirl first!
I haven’t read Fangirl and was still able to really enjoy Carry on! It had a HP feel to it but you don’t need to know the HP universe to understand Carry On. I’d say it’s even better if you don’t!