landline // rainbow rowell


published: 2015 // St. Martin's Griffin
pages: 239 (ebook. not counting the discussion pages) 
isbn: 9781250049544
read: 12/4-11/2016
rating: 1) didn't care for it 2) liked it 3) LOVED IT


SYNOPSIS (amazon)


IF YOU GOT A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE,
WOULD YOU MAKE THE SAME CALL?
As far as time machines go, a magic telephone is pretty useless.
TV writer Georgie McCool can't actually visit the past -- all she can do is call it, and hope it picks up.
And hope he picks up.
Because once Georgie realizes she has a magic phone that calls into the past, all she wants to do is make things right with her husband, Neal.
Maybe she can fix the things in their past that seem unfixable in the present. Maybe this stupid phone is giving her a chance to start over ...
Does Georgie want to start over?

SPOILERS 

Neal takes the girls and just bounces to Omaha after Georgie tells him that she needs to stay to work on her (finally) big break of a show. 
Neal's had enough and just leaves with the girls. 
i mean, can you do that in a marriage!?  (i mean yes? right? no?)
yes the tickets were bought and plans were made buuut can you!? CAN YOU!? no i'm really wondering.

anyway, so Georgie makes Neal seem like he's about the best thing in the world. 
but the whole entire times hes just a big grumpy, anti fun walking human. 
(and not only that but the way she talks about the way she thinks he feels about being married to her. eeesh.)
I've never in my (reading) life came across someone so Neal like (cant even think of a proper noun) and I've read harry potter! but in that sense, he's also a really caring human towards her when he does show emotion and their kids. (rare AF)

so anyway, he's pissed at G and leaves and then doesn't call her and ignores all of her calls that entire week. 
his reasoning was that his phone was dead (but alive enough to let Alice play with it.) 

so she's all depressed and goes to her moms house and decides to call him from her old yellow phone. 
and for some reason that phone connects her to her old (young) Neal. 
and never in the entire book is it noted how or why this happens.
was she going crazy? did she have some hallucinatory drugs? was she in a coma? was it a long weird ass dream? i don't freaking know. 

it was never said they were getting divorced but for some reason at her mothers house it was all they could talk about. how'd she be fine no matter what. always making it seem that Neal had left her. 

then there's the matter of her best friend Sean (i think. i already forgot and I'm too lazy to go back and look so lets call him that.) 
they've been best friends since before Neal came into the picture but hes always been anti-Sean. 
for a moment, it seems like they're supposed to be together but of course hes a womanizer and he doesn't realize that they should have ended up together til she's falling apart because of her marriage. 
and even then, it was all...anti-climatic. 


MY THOUGHTS
just thoughts on the book itself
(but this review is the tits!) 

i haven't even started to write out my shiz and I'm already like "just go to the link above. says what i already feel i didn't. 

so, this book. 
i purchased it by complete accident. 
see, i meant to purchase (I THIIINK) attachments but somehow forgot what it was called and thouught it was this one because attachments is something about office and emails and the phone on the cover reminded me of an office setting. 
basically, i confused liked the cover. 

it took me a while to realize that i bought the wrong one. it wasn't until i read that Georgie was married that i was like shit. how can an office romance start when one is married!!? i don't want to read about infidelity. and then i read the description and i was like "lol les. thats how."

okay okay. 
so this story.....
😲
this is the second rainbow book i read and i think (in my personal opinion) that her style is to build ya up up UP to just...leave you with an empty feeling full of nothingness. whiiich, what does that even mean!? 
i don't see why people love her writing so much. 
maybe because you know not to expect what you think you'll get at the end. 
i don't know. I'm still up in the air about her. 
i still want to read attachments but i think after that I'm done. 

i know its "fake" AND that it's "just" a book but like how do you not even try to explain? 
and what even ends up happening. 

i don't know. 
i do know that i think im done reading for the year. 
i cant handle anymore fake stress. 
lol 

but ill leave ya with a few things i DID like. 

"whether its enough. How does anyone know whether love is enough?" ....
"just because you love someone...that doesnt mean your lives will fit together." G pg 135

(my personal favorite) 
Georgie was pretty sure that having kids the worst thing you could do to a marriage. 

any-who, im over this. 
....and also, why is it that once again, im more in love with the sibling than the actual main character!?

thanks for reading!
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