Sunday, June 14, 2015
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Year published: 2011
How I got this book: Bookdepository
Why I read this book: I've read Eleanor & Park and Fangirl and really liked them
My rating: 3 stars
"Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you..."
Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scriber-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 know 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...?
I really, really wanted to like this book, but I don't really know what I feel about it. It was okay, boring at some points, but not bad enough to make me put it down. This is obviously an adult book and therefore I'm not the target audience for this book.
Lincoln annoyed me a bit in the beginning and I thought he was a bit pathetic, to be honest. Luckily though, he developed throughout the book. My favourite part of this book was reading the e-mails between Beth and Jennifer. I felt way more connected to them, than I did to Lincoln. And I just have to say that I disliked both Lincoln's mother and Eve, they annoyed me so much,
It took a while to get really into the book for me, and it was really slow paced, but after half the book it picked up a little, and things started to happen. I didn't care for the ending of this book, it felt rushed and forced, not like something that would really happen.
This section will contain a spoiler. One thing I REALLY didn't like was the scene in the cinema at the end, where they met after Lincoln quit his job. It seemed so forced, like she just needed something that would get them together, no matter what. Spoiler ended
This isn't a book I absolutely recommend to anyone, at least not people my age. I'll tell my mum to read it, and see what she thinks of it as well, or if I just thought it was boring because I'm not the age-group this was written for. I really wish I did enjoy it a lot more though.