Review: Attachments

Posted August 11, 2014 in 4 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!


Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Where did I get it?

Book Outlet of course! I have a paperback copy.


“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 . . . ?


An old looking cover but pretty cute at the same time. I like it.

Initial Thoughts

The summary for this book makes it sound really creepy. I was a little concerned going into this book. Also I haven’t been a big fan of Rainbow Rowell so far. Her work just hasn’t interested me. I knew that this was an adult book though so I thought it might be different.

My New BFF

I liked Beth and Jennifer. They were such fun friends and I loved their relationship. I thought it was kind of funny that they mostly just had an email relationship though. I mean they work with each other so they kind of see each other but there was no after work hanging out or anything. That bothered me a little. They were both hilarious characters though! Also Doris was awesome too. She was the little old lady that always helped you out with life stuff you know? She was the perfect character.

My Crush

I don’t think I had a crush on Lincoln but I really enjoyed him as a character. I loved how he was 100% dorky. I also liked how he was a broken character at the start and was almost trying to put himself back together during the whole story. I also liked how he moved on with his life at the end. That made this book just that much better. He didn’t need a women but she helped him without knowing it.

Writing Style

I liked the writing in this book. I thought it was fun and hilarious sometimes. The plot moved nicely and I loved the characters to death. My only complaint was that we didn’t see the characters together. It was all about them getting together and then the story ended. I hate that.

Closing Thoughts

I ended up liking this book a lot more than I thought I would. I’m still not 100% in love with Rainbow Rowell like everyone else though. I just don’t love her books. This one was easily my favourite though. My favourite part was the characters. They were just so well done! I also really liked the unique concept of this book. You don’t really see Jennifer and Beth a lot except through their e-mails. It was kind of fun getting to know them that way.


“There are moments when you can’t believe something wonderful is happening. And there are moments when your entire consciousness is filled with knowing absolutely that something wonderful is happening.”

4 out of 5 stars


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