5 books that need to be adapted into Netflix shows

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Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl, Netflix
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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Since it came out in 2013, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl has been a huge success. Readers around the world have fallen in love with the story of Cath, her fanfiction stories with Simon Snow and Baz Pitch, and her struggle through her first year of college.

The fact that this novel hasn’t been made into a show or film yet is surprising. Thousands, if not millions of copies of Fangirl have been sold. Clearly, the story of girl who loves to write fanfiction and talks about fandom things with online friends heading to college resonates with both teen and adult readers alike.

But Fangirl isn’t all about participating in fandom. It’s about the struggles of fitting in, dealing with first love, leaving home, and how to acclimate to living on your own. Cath struggles, but with the help of her roommate, Regan, Regan’s boyfriend, Levi, and Cath’s writing professor, she finds out who she really is.

Cath also must deal with her twin sister, Wren, pulling away from her. Cath thought she would at least have one person to hang out with, but when Wren wants to live in separate dorms, she has to fend for herself.

But when Wren finds herself in trouble, Cath does not let Wren’s past behavior stop her from being there. She also must deal with her worries about her dad being alone for the first time since the two sisters were born. Will he survive without them?

With the success of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Netflix could have another hit by making Fangirl into a TV series. While a film could work,  Cath’s life could be fully fleshed out with multiple episodes. Fangirl is sweet, funny, and dramatic, and has enough romance to make it the perfect rom-com series for the streaming service.