Saturday, 19 April 2014
Author; Rainbow Rowell
Source; Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review
Publisher; Dutton Adult
Publication Date; April 14th 2011
Description; "Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . "
Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.
Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.
When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.
By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.
What would he say . . . ?
My Rating; 5*s
My Review: At first I wasn't so sure about this book. It sounded like a weird concept. Kind of creepy really. I mean, how would you feel if someone was reading your email? Even if you found them cute? But the way this book was written...it just worked.
Although you don't really meet half of the main characters much you really get to know them through the emails that you read and I really liked Jennifer and Beth. They both seemed so real. All the characters did. I just got so sucked into the story. It felt like a really short book, and I felt like I'd finished it super quickly. Part of me wants more, but if there was more it would probably ruin it.
You wouldn't think this would work. The storyline, when it's set, anything. But...I don't think I have loved a book like this, this much, for a long while. Nothing has sucked me in so completely in a long time.
Would I recommend it? You bet I would.
It was cute and original and just...everything I was looking for at the time of reading it.
I must also say that I love the title.