Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Buy Links: Amazon, Book Depository, Booktopia
A heartwarming and hilarious romantic debut about falling in love from afar.
It’s 1999 and for the staff of one newspaper office, the internet is still a novelty. By day, two young women, Beth and Jennifer, spend their hours emailing each other, discussing in hilarious detail every aspect of their lives, from love troubles to family dramas. And by night, Lincoln, a shy, lonely IT guy spends his hours reading every exchange.
At first their emails offer a welcome diversion, but as Lincoln unwittingly becomes drawn into their lives, the more he reads, the more he finds himself falling for one of them. By the time Lincoln realizes just how head-over-heels he really is, it’s way too late to introduce himself.
What would he say to her? ‘Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mails – and also, I think I love you’.After a series of close encounters, Lincoln decides it’s time to muster the courage to follow his heart, and find out whether there really is such a thing as love before first-sight.
“I want someone whose heart is big enough to hold me.”
This is the second book by Rainbow Rowell that I’ve read, and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary writers. I connected so hard to the character of Beth in this book, that I sent screen caps of pages to my best friend of ten years with captions that read, ‘OMG – Has someone being spying on our conversations!?!?’.
Attachments is a delightful and fun book about love, friendship, living in the 90s (I was well into high school by then) and the moral question of if it’s okay to read someone’s private emails even if it’s your job?
Without spoiling too much, the characters weaved around our three main characters, Lincoln, Beth and Jennifer, are hilariously accurate representations of people I can identify in my own life. Attachments reads like the best kind of romantic comedies that I grew up with – the kind of movies that made Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks famous.
If you loved You’ve Got Mail or you watched While You Were Sleeping more times then you’d care to admit, then you will love Attachments. Now if you’ll pardon me I’m off to re-read this again cos my heart has the squee’s.
What are you looking forward to reading this month? Be sure to let me know down below what some of your favorite contemporary’s are.