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by Sally Rooney
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 4 years ago
Maybe towards 2.5 stars I read this for a book club and it was not something I think I would have picked up otherwise. Sometimes this brings me very nice reading experiences and sometimes, like with Normal People, I find it difficult to decided whether I am glad I read the book. What is Normal, an...
Thewanderingjew rated it 5 years ago
Normal People, Sally Rooney, author; Aoife McMahon, narrator I think one has to ask oneself what is normal after reading this book. How does one determine if they are ostracized because they don’t fit in, or they are ostracized because the world is filled with bullies who reject you if you don’t fit...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 5 years ago
This book is intense. Like, really intense. It's the kind of contemporary love story that can't really be categorized as a romance novel, while also being a coming of age tale and a psychological study of the characters. The chapters alternate between the third-person points of view of the two centr...
runner rated it 5 years ago
A Costa prize winner Normal People is a story of the relationship between Connell and Marianne. As young people growing into adulthood we learn to relate and build friendships in our daily lives, this challenge and the actions and decisions that we take can affect us for many years. Irrespective of ...
BuckeyeAngel rated it 5 years ago
Marianne let Connell in the door . His mother Lorraine cleans for Marianne’s mom. Marianne hated it at school and has no friends. She spends her lunch usually alone reading novels. Connell believes she is the smartest person at school. But she doesn’t acknowledge Connell at school or him her. It wo...
Girl Well Read
Girl Well Read rated it 6 years ago
A special thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada/Knopf Canada for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.A coming-of-age love story of classmates Connell and Marianne. He's a the popular star of the football team and she is the mysterious loner. Connell's mother works for Marianne...
Hol rated it 6 years ago
Waterstones, the U.K. book shop, just made my favourite book of 2018 their book of the year!
Hol rated it 6 years ago
I fell in love with Rooney after reading Conversations with Friends. I’ve read a lot of good books this year, but this one had something special about it. The fact that it (and this) was set in Ireland, where I’m from and reside, is just another reason it was so special. The story follows Marianne...
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