Attachments: A Novel

by Rainbow Rowell

Penguin Publishing Group | April 14, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Attachments: A Novel is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
"Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . "

From the award-winning author of Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, and Landline comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel about love in the workplace.

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 . . . ?
 

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: April 14, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101476346

ISBN - 13: 9781101476345

Found in: Romance

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Achingly adorable! Rainbow Rowell has this way of writing characters who are just such wonderful people that you want to give them big squeezy hugs and name your kids after them. Or maybe you just wish that they existed so that they could be your friends. But at the same time, they're such real, raw people that the cute is never overkill. Lincoln is such a sweet person-- a 28 year old living with his mother who's never quite known how to be with people but is genuinely trying to get his life together. He's helpful, kind, and never quite perfect, which makes his relationships with others either awkward, wonderful, or wonderfully awkward. Beth and Jennifer are both hilarious and honest and fantastically raw with their lives, and I loved how we only see their perspectives through their emails back and forth. The format of the book is so interesting, as we get two completely separate points of view in Lincoln and Beth and Jennifer's emails. I loved the whole idea of love in this book, as it was written in a way that lets the characters grow as individuals before they ever help each other to grow, which can be so important. Also, the ideas of love at first sight and without sight are so sweet. Attachments is a light and satisfying read that is funny and sweet, but also contains some deeper themes of love, growth, and independence. I would recommend it to anyone who needs a de-stressing book, or just a good story.
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sweet little romance The characters in this book were very likeable and I enjoyed the writing style. I liked how the story was written with regular chapters and then email exchanges. However, the writing was very PG13 and young adult. I would have really enjoyed reading the premise of this book written for a more mature audience. All told, a sweet little romance that I enjoyed.
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute Love Story My first book for 2014. I really loved the story. I think the Author did a great job with the love story. I was almost picturing this as a Rom-Com movie. There were lots of references to movies and movie characters to draw parallels and normally I wouldn't like that so much but in this case, it makes sense since the character of Beth is a movie reviewer. I just feel like the ending was a bit rushed. Would have wanted more details there. No further comment, I don't want to put spoilers. :)
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rainbow Rowell does it again! Was already a fan of Rowell's after reading Eleanor and Park and Fangirl but this book was a lot of fun. Rowell does an excellent job of crafting interesting multidimensional characters that really draw you into the story.
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it! I'm so impressed with this novel. Its my second Rowell book, the first was Eleanor and Park, and i love this one just as much as i love E&P. Its engaging and intriguing and its so different! Its entertaining and loveable and touching and just so great! Lincoln, a 28-year-old living with his mother, lands a job at a newspaper reading other peoples mail and making sure they dont abuse the company's email policy. Its boring and dull, but when Beth and Jennifer, two best friends and co-workers, start to use the email for their personal use, Lincoln knows he should report them, or at least warn them. But soon hes in over his head with their entertaining and fun stories, and it isnt before long when Lincoln starts to fall for Beth. But even if she didnt have a boyfriend she loves, what would he say? Attachments is such a great read. Its easy to read and sweet and you cant help but fall in love with all of the unique characters. The story is engaging and it is believeable - Lincoln, like many other people in this world, isnt always selfless and he sometimes can make stupid decisions, like continuing to read Jennifer and Beth's emails. And he explains why its wrong but also why he still does it, which makes it even more real. Its written in Lincoln's POV (third person) and alternates with emails between Jennifer and Beth, and just from those emails readers get a feel for them and are so happy with their emails, its what captivates the most attention, i think. I honestly had no idea how Rowell was going to end it. At all. Because its not your typical romance, i didnt know what to expect. But when the ending did come, i loved it. Yes, Lincoln is a great lead but ill admit, his character and personality can be a little dull, a bit dry. There really isnt much to him. And it can be a bit sappy at times, but that was just like once, so not a big deal at all. Overall, i love this book. Sure, Lincoln's character could've been improved, and i didnt picture him as a big guy, meaning a guy who looks like a football player: broad shoulders and chest and a thick neck and you know, the works, but i got past it. Anyway, overall, Attachments is so fun and includes not deep topics but real and true to life topics, and the romance doesnt overpower the real stuff. Yes, its the ultimate topic and main idea and whatnot but its all balenced really well. 5/5 stars. Interesting and a quick read, heartwarming and fun and funny and just a great book!
Date published: 2013-10-20

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Kobo eBookAttachments: A Novel

Attachments: A Novel

by Rainbow Rowell

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: April 14, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101476346

ISBN - 13: 9781101476345

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"Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . "

From the award-winning author of Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, and Landline comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel about love in the workplace.

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 . . . ?