Attachments (Rainbow Rowell)

>>>  Nº 8 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A funny book <<<

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“Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . “

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- reading other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,” he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

When Lincoln comes across Beth’s and Jennifer’s messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can’t help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories. 

By the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late to introduce himself.

What would he say . . . ?

>> Warning – SPOILERS AHEAD! <<

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I loved Fangirl, truly madly loved it. But on some levels I loved Attachments even more.

It’s impossible not to love Lincoln, Beth and Jennifer. And it’s actually impossible to hate anyone on the book… for a long time I really wanted to hate Chris, Beth’s boyfriend, because I felt that she deserved better than he was giving her, but I couldn’t hate him, because somehow, they all felt so genuine, so true… how can you hate a character for their honesty?!

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I identify with Lincoln in more ways than one… life is hard. I’m 30 and I’m still in school and I never ever want to leave. The thought of what to do next is terrifying, paralyzing at times, especially when you feel that the only thing you’re good at is actually being in school.

Moving on, I adored the ending. I liked that Lincoln actually put his life together before he got the girl. I loved that the girl made the first move. I loved that not everything has to start is a perfect way for it to be perfect, because life is messy.

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Oh my, Rainbow Rowell is becoming a favorite of mine, I’m hitching to pick up Eleanor & Park and I can’t wait to get my hands on Landline. I adore the way she writes and how her characters feel so relatable… I’m totally in love with this book!

Rating: 5 Stars

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20 thoughts on “Attachments (Rainbow Rowell)

  1. nicollzg says:

    I fell in love with Rainbow after reading Fangirl and Attachments. Fangirl is better for me, but Attachments was so much easier to identify with (being almost thirty and still a mess :)).

  2. Thistles and Whistles says:

    Attachments is the first (and so far, the only!) Rainbow Rowell book I’ve read and it has my heart completely! I agree with you wholeheartedly, all the characters were so genuine and it was so easy to fall in love with them all. I’ve had Fangirl on my TBR list for a long time and I even started it but have put it on hold for some time. Will get back to it soon. Loved your review! 🙂

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