Narrated by Laura Hamilton
Published by Dutton on April 14, 2011
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
Time: 9 Hours 7 Minutes
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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 . . . ?
What I Thought…
• After only two books I can already tell you that Rainbow Rowell is my kind of author. Well written. Cute. A little gut wrenching. Quirky.
• Attachments takes place in 1999, right before Y2K. I absolutely loved this. For one, I’m a huge fan of the 90’s. And second, I loved the little bit of reminiscing of the Y2K freak out. Also technology wise taking place in 1999 made a lot more sense than taking place today.
• Lincoln was adorable, and reminded me a bit of myself in that I also just kept going to school. I like learning, ok? (It’s a bit of a joke amongst my family and long time friends). He was dumped by his high school sweetheart and he was so caught up on her (even well after they broke up) that he didn’t think there was anyone else out there for him. His mom did not help things either. He “meets” Beth and Jennifer through there emails and starts to develop an obsession of sorts with Beth.
• Since Attachments is from Lincoln’s pov we only learn about Beth and Jennifer through emails. I wish we could have been inside Beth’s head a little bit, but at the same time I also liked that we were just getting these little glimpses into their lives.
• Even though Beth is the one that Lincoln is obsessed with he has a strong “friendship” with Jennifer. He is just as much invested in her life as he is Beth’s, just in a different way.
• I loved reading Beth and Jennifer’s emails. They are a perfect example of a great friendship. They laugh, they joke around, they support each other and when they need to, they tell it like it is, no holding back.
• You would think that Lincoln reading the emails and his obsession with Beth would be creepy and stalkerish, but it wasn’t. Lincoln was so likeable and while he couldn’t seem to stop reading the emails he did feel bad about intruding on their lives. Also, the ending makes it all better!
Overall Attachments is another winner from Rainbow Rowell!