by Rainbow Rowell
Is there such a thing as love at first sight when you've never seen the other person? That is the question Lincoln asks himself. Lincoln works for a newspaper as IT Security. Primarily going through all the flagged company emails and sending off the occasional warning for misuse. Then he starts reading Beth and Jennifer's correspondence. They're violating every rule in the book. But at the same time Lincoln can't help himself. Those heartfelt and funny emails between friends make his long, lonely work nights manageable. Then he starts to fall for Beth. But after months of not reporting them or finding out who Beth really is, he can't exactly introduce himself. "I'm the guy who reads your email and also I love you." That conversation would be very awkward. Rainbow Rowell has a way with characterization that amazes me. I couldn't help myself but relate to the characters. I really felt for Lincoln and even though you only see Beth through her emails I really did love her character. For such a simple premise Rowell really goes in depth with her characters and make them fully formed personalities and believable people you would want to know. Though it is in many ways a love story it also felt very coming of age. I would definitely recommend! -- recommended by Wyatt P. - Gere Branch Library [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Rainbow Rowell's novel for teens, Eleanor & Park.]
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