Before I travelled to Asheville, NC this weekend to visit family I spontaneously bought Attachments for my Kindle. It was only $1.99!
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this book, but I thought hey, it’s only $1.99…why not?
I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK.
(it definitely deserves more love than it gets)
Here is the synopsis via Amazon:
“Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . ”
From the award-winning author of Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, and Landline comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel about love in the workplace.
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 . . . ?
Essentially, the book is about the common struggle of letting go or holding on to relationships. Lincoln struggles with moving on from an old relationship and growing in his relationship with his family… while Beth and Jennifer question their changing romantic relationships.
The structure of this book is what I loved most– you only ever learn about main characters Jennifer and Beth through their email dialog. On the contrary, we learn about Lincoln through “normal” chapter style narration.
The book is witty, funny, and romantic, and at some points, very relatable. The perfect summer read in my mind- I finished it in 3 days!