Attachments by Rainbow Rowell


Title: Attachments
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Summary

“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 . . . ?

My Review

“There are moments when you can’t believe something wonderful is happening. And there are moments when your entire consciousness is filled with knowing absolutely that something wonderful is happening.”

Honestly, the length number of chapters overwhelmed me but I didn’t stop reading it. This is the third Rowell novel that I’ve read and I swear, I just fell in love more and more with the characters and the way she writes.

Reading this book reminded me of Meg Cabot’s Boy Next Door because of the e-mail style of writing.

It took me a long while to finish this book because of a lot of school works and exams, and I guess I really can’t relate much to the characters, Lincoln and Beth, because we’re of different age. The only things I have in common with them is Beth’s love of movies and Lincoln’s enthusiasm with computers. Plus, the setting of the book was in 1999-2000. Well, I was just 4 years old at that time so I didn’t know about that Y2K scare until I was around 11 years old.

Getting back to the book, I think that Lincoln and Beth are polar opposites. Lincoln is kind of a wallflower, while Beth is more outspoken compared to him. I loved the way Lincoln and Beth “interacts” throughout the book, but I loved it even more when they got to interact personally. I really loved those chapters near the end.

This is one of those “page-turner” books that will encourage you to read more because it’s really keeping you hanging and wanting for more.


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  2. This is actually my favorite Rowell novel out of all her novels (except Carry On which I haven’t got yet). Funny how they never “actually” interacted with each other until the last few chapters, but I still fell in love with the whole idea and plot of the novel. I thought they’re both cute. And considering how Rowell loooooves vague endings, Attachments has a surprisingly satisfying ending (at least for me). I’m glad you liked it, Inah. :)
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