Review: Attachments – Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 4th April 2011

Started Reading: 16/01/2018
Finished Reading: 29/01/2018

‘Every woman wants a man who’ll fall in love with her soul as well as her body.’

I’ve wanted to read Attachments for the past few years, but I’ve always managed to find a book I wanted to read more, and it got forgotten about until I was looking to see what books I wanted for Christmas. I’m so glad I did finally get around to reading it.

Attachments follows the life of Lincoln, a man who works in IT at a newspaper office in 1999.  Lincoln is a loner who works night shifts mainly monitoring ‘WebFence’, checking that employees emails aren’t inappropriate. This is where he discovers Beth and Jennifer – two best friends whose emails are constantly being flagged up. Lincoln finds himself reading these emails and falling for one of them.

I never expected this novel to be very deep, after all, it’s about a man who stalks the emails of two women. However, it goes into the issues both Beth and Jennifer have in their lives such as their relationships and happiness.

Lincoln is such a lovable character. He’s nerdy, rubbish at making friends and still lives with his mum.

I was shocked when I saw that the Goodreads rating for this one is only 3.9 because I actually preferred it to any of her other books I’ve read. I don’t know whether it’s because I’ve only ever read her YA before but I just thought this was so much better. In some places, it did feel a little bit slow, but it soon picked up again. It’s definitely better than Rainbow Rowell’s YA novels.

‘I know that people change. I thought … I thought we’re going to change together. I thought that’s what it meant to be in love.’

Want to read it?

Get it in the UK here and the US here.

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