Levi tells Cath all the things he loves about her, FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl‘s Levi and Cath had a long road to their happily ever after. After a few misunderstandings and miscommunications, they were eventually able to get their act together. This is one of my favorite romance scenes because of it’s heartfelt simplicity and realism. I could picture myself in this scene and relate to the characters in a way I couldn’t in most young adult novels.
In this scene Cath is feeling insecure in her relationship with Levi. She had always lived in her twin sister’s shadow, and felt if he spent time with her sister he’d realize Cath was the less attractive twin. Levi puts her fears to rest by telling her all the reasons he’s fallen in love her. The scene ends with Cath telling Levi She loves him for the first time.
“You don’t push through every moment. You pay attention. You take everything in. I like that about you—I like that better.”
Cath closed her eyes and felt tears catch on her cheeks.
“I like your glasses,” he said. “I like your Simon Snow T-shirts. I like that you don’t smile at everyone, because then, when you smile at me.… Cather.” He kissed her mouth. “Look at me.”
“I choose you over everyone.”
“Cath took a painful breath and reached up with one hand to touch his chin. “I love you,” she said. “Levi.”
Levi’s face broke open just before he kissed her.
He pulled away again a few seconds later… “Say it again.”