Book Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Publication Date: February 2012 (first published April 14th 2011)
Number of Pages: 368 pages
Description (from goodreads):
"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 … ?
Attachments is the Rainbow Rowell book written for me. Yep, this is it. I really enjoyed reading this. I loved how it managed to make me laugh out loud and also make me really sad. It’s so far from what I expected but Attachments is a thousand times much better.
Attachments played with the idea of love before sight and I just love that because I always wondered if it’s possible to fall in love with someone through their words without knowing how they look like. I guess I can relate to that in a personal way. Love before sight is such a wonderful thought and it’s what drew me in into reading Attachments.
Jennifer and Beth’s emails are the best parts of this book because it’s very humorous, endearing, and it reminded me of my best friend and I. I felt like I knew who they both were just by reading their emails. Their friendship warms my heart.
I want a guy like Lincoln. Omg he is such a precious thing. His characterization is awe-inspiring. I loved his growth from the nerdy guy who still lives with his mom to the confident man that he should be. I think I’m mostly impressed by how he had the confidence to finally stop seeing himself as this loser nerd. There’s nothing wrong with him being a nerd but a loser he is not. It’s inspiring.
Maybe it’s just me but before I read Attachments, I thought it was given that title because of the emails but I was wrong. Attachments is about the bonds that attach us to people and or things. Some attachments are worth letting go while some should be kept and will always be there but it will change through time. Everyone in this book have some kind of attachment that hold them back but in the end it’s all beautiful and miraculous because sometimes all we need to do is let go.
Attachments is a poignant and touching story about the bond that attach us to people: love.
Rating: ★★★★★ out of 5 stars