When we last met, we were one for one, here folks -- Landline was a not for me, but Attachments absolutely was. Both are not for the more conservative members of our number. Fangirl was to be a decider, of sorts -- on whether to rule Attachments as an anomaly and shrug off future publications, or whether I should presume Landline was the exception; that Rowell's stuff is usually my kind of stuff. The verdict? I'll try her next book if two of you say it's good. Other notes:
- I found Fangirl harder to get into, than Attachments. I was less intrigued.
- The swearing gets kind of annoying.
- I love the allusions and tributes.
- I thoroughly enjoyed reading about someone whose situation and nature is so different from mine. I really enjoyed the journey and progress the main character makes.
- Great writing.
- The final quarter felt so much more complex for the foundation and layering work that preceded it.
- I think it's a shame that Fangirl does little for stereotypes...but I think there is some humanizing happening, as well as some reaching out.
- This is another I wouldn't recommend for young YA.
- Once I got into it, I found it engrossing and made time for reading it. I wasn't crazy-satisfied at the close, but I was happy.