Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Back Cover
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has 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 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 thoughts:

So when I first started reading, I was annoyed with Georgie. She was severely lacking in the wifely love gene. She was so focused on her job that she didn’t know anything about her family. It really upset me.

But having said that, it was a refreshing switch to read about a woman who is obsessed with her job and a stay at home dad who cares for the kids. It was nice to see a woman portrayed in a ‘not your typical working mom’ idea. Even though Georgie upset me at first, she got soooo much better going into the book. Once Georgie happens upon her old phone from her youth, it becomes like this portal where she can talk to the younger version of her husband. MAN! How cool and weird. It’s really intriguing to think that plugging in an old landline phone can take you back to the past, so you don’t screw up your future even more.

I honestly loved the flashbacks that Georgie has. Telling us about her relationship with her best friend and her husband. It’s so interesting to see it and know that she’s not really seeing the whole picture. Her husband, Neal, is a silent but intriguing type. I kinda really wanted to hear his thoughts more. He’s that brooding, silent type that girls find mysterious. It’s so amazing how he takes care of his family- Georgie doesn’t even realize how great he is until it’s almost too late.

Just read this book. I swear to you it’s amazing. I ugly cried while reading this book so yes, it’s very good and worth the read and the money if you buy it.

This book. I just don’t know if I can express into words how good this book is. You see, I LOVE Rainbow Rowell. Her books just speak to me. Yes, they are YA but who cares? You shouldn’t judge someone on the books they read, at least they’re reading.

5 out of 5 stars!


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