Review #33

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.

With Smiles,

Ivy B. Lake

3 thoughts on “Review #33

  1. I haven’t read Landline because it was labeled more NA rather than YA, so I didn’t know if I’d enjoy it as much as her other books. That being said, your review definitely made me want to check it out.

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and am very impressed by your blog. I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

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    • I had similar feelings about Landline around a year ago when I was reading Rainbow Rowell’s other books. I read a few pages and decided it wasn’t worth it. I gave it another chance this week, and I’m so glad I did! It has a much different mood than her other stories do, and I would definitely call this more of an adult book than young adult. A lot of the elements are very heavy, but Rowell pairs that with the wit and lightheartedness we all know and love.

      As for some tips? Be yourself. That may sound obvious, but don’t try to be something you’re not. When you write a review, people want to know how the book affected YOU.
      Always remember to have fun with blogging, and do what you do best! I will gladly look at your blog. Enjoy this beautiful day!

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