April 4, 2018 by TinyNavajo
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
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This was a cute book! I will admit that the main character’s job is just a little bit creepy, but it was written in such a way that was adorable, and I think that it was just a cute story.
Lincoln O’Neill is working a graveyard shift at a company that recently gave their employees access to the internet. His job, specifically, is to look through the employees work emails. He feels a bit like a creeper, but he has to admit that reading the emails exchanged between Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder are some of the best things he’s ever read. And he feels like he could really be friends with these two girls, except for the unfortunate fact that he is creeping through their emails.
Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that there is someone reading their emails, everyone in the newsroom knows that there is someone reading their emails, but they don’t really care, seeing as they are just talking about their personal lives and their significant others. And as Lincoln continues to do his job, reading the emails that are flagged, he realizes that he may be falling in love with Beth, even though she already has a boyfriend.
Lincoln knows that he should probably turn in Beth and Jennifer for the flagrant disregard of work email, but he can’t bring himself to stop to do anything that would bring their emails to an end. And he still wants to know about Beth’s life, even though there’s really no way for him to now speak to her; what would he say, “Hi, I read your emails and I think I may be in love with you”?
The adorableness of this book and the way Lincoln wants to know about the two hilarious girls that are emailing each other back and forth throughout the day, and about this mysterious handsome guy that seems to have caught Beth’s attention. Now, you can’t tell me that you didn’t want to know what others were talking about during their day? That’s part of the reason why we eavesdrop on others, to figure out what’s going on during their day.
What books have you read that you know should be a little creepy in tone, but the way it was written made it less creepy? Why did it make it less creepy? Comment below and let me know!