Sunday 27 September 2015

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

310 Pages

Rating: 4/5

Format: Hardback

Landline follows Georgie McCool as she struggles through a difficult point in her marriage that just so happens to fall around Christmas. Just as they are supposed to travel to visit Neal parents for Christmas, Georgie has a crisis at work, forcing her to stay home in Los Angeles while her husband and two children head to Omaha. While at her parents house one night, Georgie finds a way to talk to Neal from the past and begins to wonder what impact this could have on their relationship and whether this could potentially save their marriage or wipe it from existence.

This is the third Rainbow Rowell book I've read (after Fangirl and Eleanor & Park) and while it is probably my least favourite of the three that doesn't necessarily mean all that much. I still love her writing style and I stand by the fact that her characters are some of the most believable I've come across. Rainbow Rowell has a real way of making you believe her characters, possibly through the fact that they are flawed, making them realistic, and Landline is no exception to this.

I enjoyed this book but it wasn't quite a 5/5 star one for me. I will still read anything else Rainbow Rowell writes, but this one just wasn't my favourite. I can't quite pinpoint what it was but it is possible that the fact I read a book centred around Christmas in the summer might be a factor! (note to all of you considering reading it: wait until December!) I still loved her characters as always and while it wasn't 5/5 from me on this one, I still enjoyed the book.

Have you read Landline or any of Rainbow Rowell's other books? What do you think of them? Let me know in the comments below!

Lucy x

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