Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bookworming: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

I got into a big Rainbow Rowell phase last year after I read Eleanor & Park. I loved the book so much, I needed to check out her other books immediately. I wanted to see if they had the same kind of young and fresh but with an edge stories as that of Eleanor & Park.

Well, I wasn't disappointed. I got Attachments and Fangirl, and they were just as addictive. I read both really fast. I wanted to know what happened in the stories that bad. The books were actually part of my book haul last November, but I got caught up reading other books since then and haven't been able to make a lot of book posts. Yep, that's me -- always catching up! 

Let's start with Attachments. Unlike Eleanor & Park, this book isn't YA (young adult). It's like chick lit actually, since it involves a love story and will make you giggle a lot. The story is about Beth and Jennifer, who work at a newspaper office and have a tendency to email each other frequently on the job, and Lincoln, their colleague, who  keeps track of their correspondence.

It's a really funny book! It reminded me somewhat of Marian Keyes books because it was hilarious. The emails between Beth and Jennifer look like actual printed emails on the pages. This gives the book a naughty, voyeuristic vibe to it, but it makes the reader understand Lincoln's side of things.  

The characters are really lovable and I spent the entire book just wanting them to be happy. I loved that they're around my age too, so I could really see myself in them.

The book deals with issues that a lot of people can relate to not matter what age they are though. Boyfriend whose relationship expectations are different from yours? Check. Anxious about having kids? Check. Lost and not knowing which path to follow? Check. 

The story was set in 1999 as well, so the book was full of 90s references, which I could totally relate to. I even posted a Smashing Pumpkins reference on my Instagram back in December while reading the book. These things helped in taking me inside the story and making me feel like I was a part of it. The way the story was fleshed out gave a well-rounded feel for the time it was happening. 

Attachments will make you laugh and cry. It's an adult love story told in a very sweet way.


Here's one of my favorite passages, that I think rings true for everyone who has found their match. To me, it's what Attachments is about -- the journey of finding the right person.


  1. I like that Attachments is a much lighter read. Hindi nakakdepress. Haha! I still haven't read Fangirl!

    1. Haha yeah. I like it when books make me cry (The Fault In Our Stars, etc), but I'm finding that some people don't like less-than-happy endings.