Author: Rainbow Rowell
“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 . . . ?
Three books down, I think I can call myself a fan of Rainbow Rowell’s work. She’s got an incredibly easy style of writing about some very serious issues in life. She makes her characters very relatable. The events all seem inconsequential until at one point you learn that BAAAM she just taught you a life lesson. I bet Rainbow Rowell is the coolest mom in the world.
The best part of Attachments was how regular Lincoln was. He was a good guy just living away life, helping people along the way. He was a good brother/son/friend. He was jealous, heartbroken and absolutely unaware of how good life is. I can relate to that. I look back to myself 5 years ago and think – hmmm that was okay. But back then I felt like the biggest yutz to ever walk the planet Earth. Lincoln’s was a story of coming into your own, a story everyone one of us must live. I especially loved the small surprises (i.e. mini girl he didn’t date but could have/ ex with baggage that he didn’t ring that he could have). It was very refreshing to see him not fall into predictable patterns.
Beth and Jennifer’s friendship was very endearing as well. You can see why Lincoln was drawn to them.
Best scenes of the book are both towards the end – last page WINS best ending of 2015 so far!!! The theatre scene wins most ballsy move!
Now for the fun part – how you do see Lincoln and Beth? Here’s my picks would love to see yours.
Trevor Donovan as Lincoln and Emma Stone as Beth!