Attachments 4/5 Stars Jennifer and Beth are best friends

Attachments 4/5 Stars Jennifer and Beth are best friends

7/27/2021, 3:11:24 PM
Attachments 4/5 Stars Jennifer and Beth are best friends who work together at The Courier newspaper. (Jennifer: Copy Editor and Beth: Movie Critic) Now that the office (reluctantly) has decided to keep up with the times and give their employees use of the Internet and email,they’ve also found a need for someone to come monitor the internet usage. Enter Lincoln. He’s a 29 year old perpetual college student who can’t decide what to do with his life. But he’s good with computers, and so he takes the job as “Internet Security” at The Courier, even though he hates it. Over the course of his job, email exchanges between Beth and Jennifer are constantly flagged by their use of several “red flag” words. But by the time Lincoln realizes he should be sending them warnings or turning them in, he’s too caught up in their stories (the email exchange conversations they have about their lives.) And not just caught up, he’s falling for Beth and he hasn’t even seen her yet. What’s he going to say to her? “Hi, I love you because I’ve been reading your personal emails” ??? . Okay, I LOVED this book. Cute, charming, hilarious, romantic, great characters… everything that Rainbow Rowell is good at. On top of that, it’s a book about my people! ha. It’s set mostly in a newsroom and talks about the kinds of people that work there. The newsroom is so much of why I love writing for the newspaper. The chaos, the camaraderie, the deadline rushes, what it takes to put out a paper… So this book was wrapped up in a ton of things that are near and dear to me. Even though the ending was just 😍😍😍👌🏼it was also a little forced to me. I hope this makes sense, but I can see that it’s her debut novel. Her signature is all over the writing and the characters, but you can tell that she’s really honed her wrap up skills in her later novels. Also, it makes me see that she was a genius from the start. No one writes a relatable character like Rainbow. I always feel very attached and invested in her characters. I highly recommend this one. It was so engaging that I couldn’t put it down. (And beware, it’ll make you starving. So. Much. Delicious. Food.)

Related book reviews