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Monday, 11 August 2014

Review: Attachments

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Release date: 2nd Feb 2012
Genre: Contemporary / Modern
Target audience: Adult
Publisher: Orion

Attachments is a contemporary romantic comedy. It’s a cute funny read that’ll warm your heart.

Lincoln works at The Courier as an IT guy with a difference. His job is to check that the staff are not abusing the email system. They are not meant to send personal messages and he has to send them warnings when they do. It’s not a great job. He works the nightshift and he feels kind of weird snooping on other people. But it is a job. When he starts reading all the emails sent by Beth and Jennifer things get complicated. Reading about their lives touches something in him and soon he can’t stop. He’s falling for Beth and her witty charm. But now he’s been reading her emails, how could he ever ask her out? Oh, and she has a boyfriend too.

Oh, how sweet this book is! I loved it from the beginning and I read it so quickly. Time just seemed to disappear when I was reading it. Lincoln is an adorable character. Still healing from the broken heart he got in college, he can’t move on. He’s back living with his mum and letting her make him backed lunch. Beth is a funky girl with her movie reviewer job but she’s also a fun friend. Of course, you want them to be together. But soon you’re wondering how they’ll ever manage it. The book keeps you guessing and hoping for love.

Told through Lincoln’s narrative and the emails, the book has a lively style to match its quirky characters. Even the other characters like Doris are endearing to read about. This book charmed the socks off me. It's a story about embracing who are and letting go of the past. It's about just being yourself. If you love a good love story, then read this. Attachments will leave you with a big dorky grin on your face.

Source: Borrowed from the public library.

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