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Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

So here it is: the last week of October Club has ended. And we go out with a bang. Or rather, a fantastic book. Considering the past two books got three stars from me, I’m so very happy that I found a book that I loved. Without further ado, I present…

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Blurb:

Beth and Jennifer know their company monitors their office e-mail. But the women still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers at the newspaper and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can’t seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period.
When Lincoln applied to be an Internet security officer, he hardly imagined he’d be sifting through other people’s inboxes like some sort of electronic Peeping Tom. Lincoln is supposed to turn people in for misusing company e-mail, but he can’t quite bring himself to crack down on Beth and Jennifer. He can’t help but be entertained-and captivated- by their stories.
But by the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late for him to ever introduce himself. What would he say to her? “Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you.” After a series of close encounters and missed connections, Lincoln decides it’s time to muster the courage to follow his heart . . . even if he can’t see exactly where it’s leading him.
Age: 16 years and up*
Review: 4.5 stars
It starts off with Beth and Jennifer emailing each other. It shows their emails, and then the next chapter it’s just Lincoln’s story. What he’s doing, how he’s feeling, everything.
I absolutely loved the story. It was so sweet and not at all like the really intense stories I’ve been reading. Lately all I’ve read are stories with huge conflicts and so many problems and murders and whatnot. It was so nice to read a good, old-fashioned love story. The book was so cute and I loved all of the characters. The characters, in a way, matured throughout the book. They learned and they got out of some situations where they weren’t progressing. To not give out any spoilers (which is hard by the way!), I can’t say much else, but I absolutely loved this book. It was like a breath of fresh air. Rowell is a great author—I can’t wait to read more of her books!
 
*Amazon markes this book as 18 and up, because it contains swearing and some sexual references. However, I don’t think the references were that bad to mark it as 18+. This is because the references were so brief and vague that it didn’t seem that bad. This is entirely up to you to decide, which is why I put this warning here.
 
Yours,

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