Publishing date: 2012
Beth and Jennifer know that their exchanged e-mails are monitored by someone who is supposed to take care of inappropriate corespondence at work. But they still can't help themselves and continue in writing personal stuff to each other. The somebody who is checking their e-mails happens to be Lincoln who soon enough becomes rather fond of the two, and therfore never sends a warning to them. But he can't seriously go on with reading their corespondence, now can he? Especially, if he starts to feel for one the friends a little bit more romantically...
"Every woman wants a man who'll fall in love with her soul as well as her body."
Whenever I read a book by Rainbow Rowell, I feel like she's a real kindred spirit. She writes such adorable stories full of awesomly unique characters that you absolutely can't forget. The best thing about them is that they are described in an utterly honest way. She doesn't try to make them seem cool, she admits their flaws and oddness and exposes their vulnerability, which makes them real and beautiful. I always find myself falling for them and wishing them happy. And since Rainbow Rowell listened to my wishes every time, she quite easily became one of my favourite authors of all time.
"There are moments when you can't believe something wonderful is happening. And there are moments when your entire consciousness is filled with knowing absolutely that something wonderful is happening."
Eleanor & Park will probably remain my favourite book of hers forever, but I love Attachments just as dearly. It is an epistolary novel set in redaction of a newspaper, full of swoon worthy romance and enjoyment. The main characters are questioning love, friendship and family issues, debating over and over their romance episodes and escapades. I found myself in their conversations many times and it really felt great to know that I am not the only one having those type of problems. Another great thing about Rainbow Rowell is that she makes me not to take myself too seriously, which in itself is a real help. I would recommend this book to everybody who nearly stopped believing in true love at this computerized age. There still might be a scope of hope...