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Blog Tour / July 28, 2015

Welcome to Rainbow Wars! To celebrate the UK paperback publication of Landline, me and three other Rainbow fangirls are going to battle over our favourite Rainbow Rowell book! Today, I will be championing the amazing Attachments!

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Attachments is the first of Rainbow’s novels. While it’s not her most popular, its the first in my heart. I’m going to attempt to list below the reasons why I love this book so much!

001-friendship

The email exchanges between Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder are at the heart of the novel. As much as the emails are witty and hilarious, they showed the best friendship between these two women. Deadlines, Tom Cruise, relationships, cute guys, children and strapless bras, whatever it is these two talk it out and support each other all the way.

001-adulting

Lincoln O’Neill is an ‘Internet Security Officer’ living with his mum and is trying to figure out what he’s good at. Beth is in a failing relationship and angsting over being a bridesmaid time and time again. Jennifer is trying to deal with her pregnancy and if she even wants a baby. Them figuring out if they missed their ‘get-a-life’ window. I loved reading about it, because I related so much to their adulting.

001-lincoln

Lincoln is a lovely, lovely guy. He is reeling over the end of his first love. He plays Dungeons & Dragons. He hates going out. He doesn’t know how amazing he is. He ‘eavesdrops’ on Beth and Jennifer’s emails and starts to develop feelings for Beth. Basically, he’s sweet and wonderful and it was such a pleasure reading about him finding himself and his happiness.

002-feels

You haven’t experienced feels like Attachments feels. Every time Beth mentions ‘My Cute Guy’. Every time Lincoln reads about himself in an email. Every time they almost cross paths, almost interact, almost meet each other. Your slow-burning realisation, mixed with their slow-burning realisation. It’s all so incredibly delightful and gives me those warm fuzzy feelings just thinking about it.

002-quotes

Here is a sample of some of my favourites:

“I’d know you in the dark,” he said. “From a thousand miles away. There’s nothing you could become that I haven’t already fallen in love with.”

“I pictured you,” he said. “I just didn’t know what you looked like.
“And then, when I did know what you looked like, you looked like the girl who was all those things. You looked like the girl I loved.”

“I couldn’t love anyone more than I do you, it would kill me. And I couldn’t love anyone less because it would always feel like less. Even if I loved some other girl, that’s all I would ever think about, the difference between loving her and loving you.”

“He knew why he wanted to kiss her. Because she was beautiful. And before that, because she was kind. And before that, because she was smart and funny. Because she was exactly the right kind of smart and funny. Because he could imagine taking a long trip with her without ever getting bored. Because whenever he saw something new and interesting, or new and ridiculous, he always wondered what she’d have to say about it–how many stars she’d give it and why.”

“There’s no air in space.”

002-ending

You wait the whole book for it, and when it happens, it’s perfect.
 
 

That is just a quick glimpse into what makes Attachments such a wonderful read and my favourite of Rainbow’s books! If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it. If you have and you love it as much as I do, don’t forget to tweet your support by using the hashtag #TeamAttachments!

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14 Responses to Rainbow Wars! Reasons to love Attachments

  1. Daniel S says:

    I’ve always meant to read Attachments! It’s the only Rainbow Rowell book I’m yet to read! My favourite has to be fangirl. I mean it’s just so relatable in so many ways.

  2. I think Attachments is the only Rainbow Rowell book I haven’t read *blush* BUT IT SOUNDS AMAZING FROM ALL THE QUOTES YOU’VE INCLUDED! I really must get my hands on a copy of this book. I’m really excited about Carry On coming out later this year too 🙂 I’m actually giving away a pre-order of Carry On on my blog if you wanted to check that out 🙂 Thanks for making me more aware of this book!!

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  3. Maisie Allen says:

    I adore Attachments – it was the first Rainbow Rowell book I ever read and is definitely one of my favourites. I also happen to have a massive book crush on Lincoln. 😀

  4. Dana Kenedy says:

    I just finished Fangirl a couple weeks ago and completely fell in love! I can’t wait to get my hands on all of Rainbow Rowell’s other books and devour those too!
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  5. Carlisa says:

    I LOVE Fangirl. I don’t know if it’s because it was my first Rainbow Rowell book or if I just relate to Cath so well…probably both. Anyways, thanks for the giveaway! Great post.
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  6. Hmm, I’ve been meaning to read Attatchments for ages! I’m glad it’s good. Oh, and I’m really sorry, but I am 100% #TeamFangirl. *backs slowly away afraid of being booed*
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  7. Jo says:

    I love Attachements for all the reasons you’ve listed – you’ve even got me wanting to re-read! But Eleanor and Park is my favourite. There’s just something about those two… their lives, their love… that ending! Oh my god, I just love it! I get emotional just thinking about it!

    Great post, Daphne!
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  8. Alexa S. says:

    I loved Attachments! I think, of all Rainbow’s novels, this is also my favorite one. It’s just such a charming story! Plus, of course, just about every single reason you’ve given here 😉 Now I want to reread!
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  9. Holly J says:

    I adored Attachments! It was such a fun, and emotional, read. I absolutely loved the friendship between Beth and Jennifer, and Lincoln was so cute. Such a great story.
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  10. Chris Andrews says:

    Comment in this post and let me know what your favourite RAINBOW ROWELL book is and why! . . . . . . . as l have not (yet) read any , l hope that if l were to win l could become a fan

  11. Susan P says:

    I love Fangirl. 🙂

  12. I loved this book so much, Lincoln was my man. He was just so sweet, nerdy and endearing, I really loved his tender feelings for the girls! IT gave me all the feels towards the end. Lovely review Daphne!
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