“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 . . . ?
Let me get this straight, if it wasn’t Rainbow Rowell’s book–I wouldn’t have read it. Just not my thing. But I was curious to see what she had in store after Eleanor and Park. I also want to get my hands on a copy of FANGIRL… but that’s another review.
I can definitely see the difference, once again, between YA and adult fiction. It’s a completely different feeling. But I still see bits and pieces of E&P in ATTACHMENTS. This story is cute, heartwarming, well-written, funny and completely Rowell’s style. Personally, I loved this book.
I can’t say I enjoyed it more than ELEANOR & PARK though. I guess I just like YA more.
And even though I liked Eleanor more than Beth and Park more than Lincoln, I found that I liked all the characters in ATTACHMENTS. It’s because the characters are so likable that the story is even able to function the way it does.
One thing I didn’t get–if work email is off-limits for personal conversation, why don’t Beth and Jennifer just get personal emails? Or skype. Or chat through the many different ways you can nowadays. It literally only takes about five minutes to set up an email or skype account. But I guess it’s the convenient part of it all…
Rowell’s fans definitely will not be disappointed by this book. Even if you don’t like adult fiction as much, I encourage you to try ATTACHMENTS. This is a very fun read and I loved the ending. 4 stars.
pg count for the hardback: 323