Book Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell follows two co-workers, Beth Fremont and Jennifer Schriber-Snyder, who know that their employer The Courier monitors their e-mail but still continue to send personal e-mails to each other through out the work day.

Lincoln O’Neil is stuck in his place in life. He’s living at home with his mother after spending years in school getting degree after degree in an effort to figure out what he wants to do with his life. It’s his job to monitor the e-mail at The Courier that gets caught in their e-mail filter and then send warnings. He sort of hates his job and feels slightly weird about reading other people’s e-mails. But there is something about Beth and Jennifer’s exchange that catches Lincoln’s eye. He looks forward to seeing their e-mails show up in the filter and decides that he’s not going to send them a warning.

Okay first of all, I know reading that part makes you go, eww creeper, but in reading it you really don’t get that feeling. I love the style that the story is written in. You get chapters that are just the e-mail exchanges between Jennifer and Beth and  this is your only look into their characters. I really enjoyed this section, it made me think of e-mails I would send back and forth with my girl friends in graduate school. The witty banter, thrown in with the oh my gosh can you believe this happened. The other half the story is told from Lincoln’s perspective, his reactions to the e-mails and a deeper look into his life as he searches for what he wants to do and where he wants go in life.


This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. More people need to read this! It’s fast, it’s quirky, it’s funny and then throws in the serious moments in life as well. Something about it when I was reading it made me think about Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close. I think people that enjoyed that book will enjoy this one as well.


Happy Reading!

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  1. Hi Stacy,

    Great review, you obviously had fun reading this one, that’s what it’s all about, after all.

    Romantic comedy probably isn’t one of my favourite genres, however these light hearted, easy to read stories, are just what I need sometimes, to lighten the mood and lift the spirits a little.

    By coincidence, my latest author request to review is a romantic comedy, written from the male perspective, so I am quite looking forward to starting on that one.

    I am going to add your recommendation to my reading list as well.

    Thanks for sharing.

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