Welcome to Lincoln O’Neil’s spectacularly interesting world of: reading other people’s emails at ungodly hours. Lincoln never thought he’d end up as an “internet police officer”, scrolling through emails in the dead of night and finding all the internet black jack players, the gamblers, the perverts, through WebFence, an internet security system. Even with the added presence of Y2K and the stress that comes with it, Lincoln is bored out of his mind. He’d never seen himself doing anything but being with his ex-girlfriend Sam, and going to college. When Sam left Lincoln for another guy, Lincoln found himself lost in the world of work, Dungeons and Dragons, college (yet again) and finding a job that really fits him (with the aid of his sister, Eve). Meanwhile, Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder are experiencing problems of their own. Beth’s boyfriend Chris seems as if he’s getting increasingly uninterested and Beth just wants to settle down, though Chris doesn’t seem like the type to do that with. Jennifer is becoming increasingly scared with the looming presence of the big word: Family. That means, pregnancy, one of Jennifer’s most feared stages of life. However, Jennifer’s husband Mitch is the exact opposite. This leaves Jennifer with one of the biggest questions she’s faced: Is she really ready for this? Both women work for The Courier, a newspaper based in Nebraska, Beth as a movie critic and Jennifer as a Copy Editor working close by. These 3 characters find themselves entangled in the same story line, as Beth and Jennifer’s lives becoming increasingly difficult, and Lincoln’s “graveyard” shift becomes increasingly tiring. It’s only when Beth and Jennifer’s emails are becoming “red flagged” in the internet security system that Lincoln finds himself slowly falling in love with Beth. He never sends Beth or Jennifer an email warning. He passes Beth’s desk on purpose every night and spends dinners talking to Doris, the old lady who’s always refilling the soda machine. He starts going to the gym. He separates himself from his Dungeons and Dragons “social” group and joins Justin, an old college friend, for nights at bars instead. And finally, he moves out of his mother’s home. And then, Beth starts noticing Lincoln. Lose yourself Rowell’s engrossing novel about find yourself and doing what you believe is right with its adorable and relatable characters, you won’t ever regret it.