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Review: AttachmentsAttachments by Rainbow Rowell
Narrated by: Laura Hamilton
Published by Brillance Audio on Apr 14, 2011
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Audiobook from Library
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

"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 . . . ?

I loved everything about this book, except the ending.

The characters felt so real, even the girls, which is quite amazing since we really only see them through email. Luckily, they email each other a lot, and their personalities really come through.

Lincoln was absolutely adorable. He started out as such an insecure loner, and by the end of the book, was really starting to become self confident and strong. His growth was a great reason to read the book since it was slow and steady and very realistic. It was almost unnoticeable as it happened, like more personal growth, and it’s only in looking back that it really becomes apparent what changed.

Overall, this was a really enjoyable story. It was amusing and heartwarming, and felt very sincere. I was hoping for a different ending, but even so, it was well worth experiencing. I had an enhanced experience with the story as I listened to the audiobook version as it was really well done. Each of the characters had their own voice, and this really helped the girls’ emails come to life. The audio narration was definitely a great additional element to the story.

  2 Responses to “Review: Attachments”

  1. I haven’t read this one, but I’ve loved some of Rowell’s other books. Sorry the ending wasn’t what you hoped for, but it still sounds like a great read!

    • It was a good book, definitely worth reading, the ending just felt a little unnatural compared to the rest of the book.

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