So my second option, for the moment, is Attachments, by Rainbow Rowell. I love Rainbow Rowell. I find her writing light and engrossing and real. Attachments, I feel, needs some more love. I see people raving over Fangril (Rightfully so) And the upcoming Carry On, (I’m so excited!) But nothing really for Attachments.
Admittedly, I wasn’t sure about it. It’s set pre-Y2k in an office featuring people a bit older than my own age. (how boring, people my own age!) It’s a bit slow going in the beginning. Lincoln, the spying IT guy, was a bit difficult for me to really care about at first. But, as the characters embarked on their arcs, I became enraptured. I felt like nerdy but burly Lincoln’s sister, (but a good one, his real sister sucked) just wanting to push him and tell him “I know you’re in love with the girl who’s email you’re stalking, so go talk to her! She saw you! She likes you! Go talk to her you idiot!”
The girls in the story were hilarious. I found myself connecting with them on various levels despite only being able to read their emails. I guess that’s why I didn’t feel too creeped out by Lincoln feeling like he knew them. I FELT LIKE I KNEW THEM. Good Job Rainbow Rowell!
Anyway, without getting too spoilery, the hype around Y2k, this earth shattering event, set the theme for the character’s personal events. I thought it was clever, and frustrating, and all around a good read.