Rainbow Rowell’s novel, Attachments, is an adorable novel. It takes place in 1999 and focuses on a Nebraska newspaper that recently installed the internet in its office. A young man takes a job at the newspaper as a cyber security officer. However, his job is to read all office emails that are deemed inappropriate. He begins reading emails between two women that are constantly caught in the filter. He never reports them or gives them a warning. He begins to fall in love with one of the women based on the way she writes. The novel alternates between the emails and the narrative of the young man.
I think that this novel would be a wonderful romantic comedy. It’s intelligent, I loved the characters, and it has an adorable love story. This is a perfect Valentine’s Day read.