Have you seen You’ve Got Mail? Think about that movie, remove the bookshop wars, and reduce the interactions to more passive ones. That would have to be Attachments. Rainbow Rowell’s grown up novel is an amusing kick off to my reading week. Honestly, she can write for any audience and the story would be seamless and flowing.
This has to be the first novel where I don’t know who the lead character is. All I know is the male lead, Lincoln, has the same name of my favorite couple’s first baby. What a life Lincoln led. You’d think it was plain and simple, but that’s the beauty of it all. Oh and the lack of meet cute.
I felt compelled to use the ampersand more than anything else, because Eleanor & Park, you know.
I haven’t been so struck by YA literature since I last read John Green’s Looking for Alaska, but Rainbow Rowell knew what she was writing about when she imagined a red-haired wonder and an Asian-Irish boy in high school.