So, Landline isn't a young adult novel, but I love Rainbow Rowell's work so much (so much), how could I not blog about this book?
Rainbow Rowell's writing is delightfully funny and oftentimes painful in its close examination of love and change and connections lost over time. Rowell balances the flashbacks to Georgie and Neal's college years with present day action well, and like she did with Attachments, she weaves details about each character's past into the narrative deftly. Perhaps the best part about Landline is that Rowell has fun with the big plot hook--magic phone--and doesn't take that aspect of the plot too seriously. Georgie's emotional crisis, her relationship with Neal, and how she feels about her children, however, are at the forefront of this novel and never made light of, making for an emotionally resonant novel. Family and unexpected connections of all types dominate this humorous, slightly wacky novel, and fans of Rowell's YA will most definitely find lots to love about Landline!'
Cover Comments: I love, love Rowell's covers. The spiral cord and old phone set and the colors work so well for this cover, and I love the retro feel of the type.
Book purchased from indie Bear Pond Books!