Landline by Rainbow Rowell turned out to be a book that surprised me. It was funny, charismatic, and endearing like all of her other books, but it had an element of real fear that is new to her writing. Georgie was genuinely afraid of losing Neal; you could feel it when she remembered moments, when she called him over and over again, when she cried. It was a tangible element throughout the entire story, almost as real as the book pages themselves. This fear, longing, and love that tied Georgie to Neal even from ten states away is what made this novel so compelling. It is an insight into marriage, but also an insight into friendship and what it means to have a companion. I loved this book, and Rowell has impressed me once again.
Ivy B. Lake