Lincoln is trying to figure out his life — a phase of young adulthood to which I can relate. He is living at home and has a new job he hates. When he applied to be the Internet security officer at the local paper he didn’t realize that meant he would just be reading employee emails, checking for non-work-related content. That’s how he “met” Beth and Jennifer. Their emails back and forth had been flagged and Lincoln read them. Rather than reporting them as he should have, he found them too entertaining and just kept reading them. Soon, Lincoln realizes he really likes Jennifer, but finds himself in the position of not knowing what to say: “Hi, I’m Lincoln, I read your emails; by the way, I think I might love you.”
I find Rainbow Rowell to be one of, if not the most, engaging authors currently writing books. Having confessed my bias, I will say I absolutely loved this book. Her books are smart, witty and relatable, and somehow still manage to make me think about some aspect of my own life. Attachments is no exception.
Rated: High. Lincoln has one friend who likes to use harsh language. This character is not a major player in the plot so you can go quite a few pages without any language and then have several pages with quite a few occurrences. Otherwise, there is little other language. It is clear that other characters have sex, but it is only talked about or referenced in the mildest of terms. This is another book that can easily be downgraded to a mild for adults and moderate for younger readers, if it is read with a black pen in hand and edited to your taste.