Thursday, 8 August 2013

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Review

Hi everyone! I guess this is my first official book review post. I decided to do it on a book I just recently finished as it's still fresh in my brain. I've heard a lot of good things about Rainbow Rowell, concerning her other book Eleanor & Park (which I will read soon enough), and I saw that this was available online when I was placing an order on chapters a few weeks ago.. so I picked it up. I decided to bring it along with me to my boyfriend's house this past long weekend and I was able to finish it in a day. For those of you that don't know me, I'm a pretty speedy reader. It's not like I'm missing passages or anything when I read.. I just read really quickly, always have and it usually does not take me more than a few days to finish a book, because when I really like a book, I tend to fully immerse myself into it.. and by that I mean sit still in one spot and just read. But anyways.. I'm rambling.. onto the review yes?

So what is "Attachments" about? It is written in a really interesting way. It follows the protagonist Lincoln who got a job at a company as computer security.. and he is well, unsure about his job because it requires him to read the emails of his fellow co-workers. He mostly works nights, so it's not like he'll end up running into anyone, but he feels uncomfortable about it. One day, he comes across an email exchange between the characters Beth and Jennifer, and he is supposed to send them a warning email when one of their emails gets flagged, but he chooses not too. He starts to really like Beth and Jennifer and he feels like he knows them from reading their emails (sounds creepy.. but it really isn't, because let me say this Lincoln character is a sweetheart). So there are chapters where you read things from his perspective and other chapters are exchanges between Beth and Jennifer in email format which are really fun to read. Problems begin however, when Lincoln begins to actually like one of the girls.. and then the story continues, but I'll leave it at that because I don't want to spoil it! 

What are my overall thoughts on it? I really enjoyed this and I believe I gave it a 5/5 stars on goodreads. It was such a cute book to read and major gushing. But really, I loved the character development, how well rounded the characters were. Even though you only got to really know Beth and Jennifer through email exchanges, you as the reader, felt that you really got to know them and that you were apart of the conversation as well (which is what Lincoln felt too). Also another thing, I think this is technically listed as YA.. but it was really nice to read from the perspectives of 26-28 year olds, who have finished their undergraduate degree (like me!) and thinking of the future. It was nice to move out of the highschool setting and into a workplace setting. It touched on many themes as well, not just the relationships between characters, love and friendship, but also moving out on your own, dealing with your parents, your parents dealing with the possibility of you moving out too. I really enjoyed this and for my first Rainbow Rowell read, I'm glad! I look forward to reading more of her works now. 

Have you read "Attachments" by Rainbow Rowell? Let me know in the comments below! 

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