Review: Attachments

AttachmentsAttachments by Rainbow Rowell

My rating: 3.5/5 stars.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE BOOK:
I had great fun reading this book! Not a lot happens, but I’m a hopeless romantic who was pulled in by the main protags’ quirkiness.

CHARACTERS/DYNAMICS:

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Beth aka Bridget Jones with a filter: I loved Beth and found her completely relatable. I totally agreed with her reasoning and shyness.

Jennifer was the more funny and interesting character, however sadly she was more of a support-role than main character. I highly valued Jen’s views on marriage, pregnancy and feminism. It wasn’t overbearing and for me, I was so glad to finally see a woman who wasn’t focused on having, or even liking, children.

Lincoln was the shining star in this book (for me), and I loved his character development. It was subtle yet profound. His backstory was heart-breaking but also reminded me of History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera.


Just to be clear; this is not a love triangle. Well, at least for these three anyways^.

I mostly valued how this book represents long-term relationships, whether they fall apart or grow stronger, and whether it’s a waste of time to spend on somebody who you’re not going to end up with.

PLOT:
This plot is achingly slow, but worth it. Now don’t get me wrong, my favourite work by Rowell is Eleanor & Park, but this was really great to read now that I’m older. Plus, the 90s nostalgia was certainly enjoyable, and barely mentioned mainstream highlights!

STRUCTURE:
There’s something like 82 chapters in this book! Holy heck! I barely even noticed since I gobbled it up. For the majority of the book, you either see the email/chat log of Beth and Jennifer, or you see Lincoln’s bystander reactions. The emails flew well and you could barely tell they were script-like.

QUOTES:
I can’t find the quote but there’s a time when (view spoiler) I can’t find the exact quote.

THE ENDING:
Too short IMO, but I get that Rowell was building up to her “meet-cute” moment.

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3 Comments on “Review: Attachments

  1. Lincoln was such a cutie omg I loved him! I read this a really long time ago so I actually remember nothing, but I’m glad you kind of enjoyed it!

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