I bought this book as a reward to myself for finishing the semester. I’d been wanting to read it for a really long time now, so I pretty much devoured it on the way back from Galveston and during one of my typical summertime house-sitting escapades. Come to find out, I really enjoy the author’s writing style. When I read Fangirl, I finished it in a day, and it went pretty much the same way with this book. You can check it out here.
Summary: It’s 1999, and The Courier just got web access and email capability. Lincoln is the IT guy, the one who’s supposed to make sure people don’t watch porn or send personal emails on the clock. Any email containing certain flagged words or are suspiciously long or frequent get sent to him. There are two girls upstairs, Beth and Jennifer. They send a lot of emails discussing every facet of their personal lives. Lincoln knows he should report them, but he can’t. In fact, Lincoln even begins to fall for Beth through her emails. But how do you introduce yourself to someone when you’re being paid to spy on them?
Likes: First off, I love the premise. It’s very original. I like how every other chapter was in email format between the two girls. I also really enjoyed the characters. They’re funny and different and believable.
Dislikes: The ending was kind of jarring. There was a really slow build, and then all of the sudden, things were wrapped up. It didn’t give the payoff that the amount of buildup deserved.
TL;DR: This a fun, easy read. It’s a really unique story and I would recommend it to pretty much anyone.