Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People by Sally Rooney ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

We follow Connell and Marianne as they navigate high school and university. They are in different social circles along the way but are always important figures in each other’s lives. We only see the highlights as well, the author jumps us one day later or 6 weeks, or 5 months. Both of these characters are flawed, and just as self-destruction is near for Marianne, Connell is trying to find meaning elsewhere and each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.

So this book has received so much hype and praise that I wanted to pick it up. But honesty, unpopular opinion from me. I understand that this book is supposed to be real and raw but I didn’t really enjoy reading it I guess. The author is very talented and I can understand why a lot of people would enjoy it, but it wasn’t my favourite. It also does have some dark moments/topics on physical, psychological, and sexual abuse.

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