book report / Landline by Rainbow Rowell

 

 

LANDLINE BY RAINBOW ROWELL

 

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

 

This book follows a couple and their relationship, from the day they met in their college years to their married years. The main character Georgie, is realistically portrayed and I can relate to some of her inner dialogue (especially the subject of being a working mom).

The first time I picked up this book, I abandoned it. I read back-to-back books by the author and got burnt out. I revisited the book a year later and enjoyed it more this time around. Sometimes it’s good to change up the genre of books you’re reading.

I did enjoy the story and I think the author is great with telling a story thru dialogue. There’s always a lot of dialogues in her books. The story is cute and bittersweet. Reading the author’s books is always a happy experience, however, this is my least favorite of all the books from her. I LOVED her other 2 books, Eleanor & Park and Fangirl.

Book Blurb:  Landline asks if two people are ever truly on the same path, or whether love just means finding someone who will keep meeting you halfway, no matter where you end up.

Memorable quotes:

“Nobody’s lives just fit together. Fitting together is something you work at. It’s something you make happen – because you love each other.”

 

“It’s more like you meet someone, and you fall in love, and you hope that that person is the one—and then at some point, you have to put down your chips. You just have to make a commitment and hope that you’re right.”

 

“Wasn’t that the point of life? To find someone to share it with?
And if you got that part right, how far wrong could you go? If you were standing next to the person you loved more than everything else, wasn’t everything else just scenery?”

 

 

 

 

 

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