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So far, Rowell has written four novels, starting
with Attachments in 2011. Each book deals with a different stage of life; teenage years, college years, adult years being single, and then midlife while married with children. Each one is a love story woven throughout the trials and triumphs of life, ranging from school to work to friendship.
My personal favorite has been Fangirl. Cather is a new college student who is torn between her life revolving around her sister and their love for a Young Adult book series (and their subsequent fan fiction about the series) and her new life at college, with the inexplicable changes from growing up and the growing attention from her roommate's boyfriend... or is he?
The biggest draw to these books is that you feel like Rainbow Rowell GETS you. Her characters could easily be you. They're weird, they have eccentricities, they fall wildly in love in the worst of circumstances. THEY ARE HUMAN. There are no huge twists, no grandiose changes in attitude or personality, no grand gestures of infatuation or devotion. These books are about life, all the messes and all the beauty included. Read one and you won't regret it.