Sunday, November 9, 2014

Landline By Rainbow Rowell

By Rainbow Rowell

Published: July 8, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 310
ISBN: 1250064309

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Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.

Maybe that was always beside the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

My Review:

I really loved this book. I think it is super relateable and so true to real life relationships. I did give it a four out of five stars because I had some issues with it. The first thing was, at some points it was too cheesy for me. I wouldn't have noticed the cheesiness if the book didn't have such a real life feel. The parts where is was a cheesy love story just seemed out of place to me. The second thing I had an issue with was Neil. I didn't like him at all. I thought the issues that the characters were having in their marriage was both of their faults and i felt like Georgie was the only one taking the blame. Neil was just a moopy, negative character. Those two things aside the story is great and the writing is fantastic. This was my first Rainbow Rowell novel and I really can't wait to read more of her things. 

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1 comment:

  1. For the longest time I actually thought Landline was a YA book. Is it a YA book? I'm confused about that...And I can't stand when characters become annoying overtime. It's annoying and if they were real people I'd tell them what their problems were. But they aren't real so I have to resort to rolling my eyes lol And I have yet to read a Rainbow Rowell book, but I hear positive things about most of them! :D