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Normal People

2018 . Fiction, Romance, Young Adult . Sally Rooney

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Everyone

About the book

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At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her housekeeping job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers - one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years in college, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. Then, as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other. Sally Rooney brings her brilliant psychological acuity and perfectly spare prose to a story that explores the subtleties of class, the electricity of first love, and the complex entanglements of family and friendship.

Year:

2018

Language:

English

Pages:

273

ISBN:

1984822179 (ISBN13: 9781984822178)

Reviews

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Molly Donovan

1 week ago

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Best book I’ve read in years. Couldn’t stop thinking about it after I finished. The economy of Rooney’s prose is incredible—and her characters charming, smart, relatable, infuriating, beloved. So so good.

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3 months ago

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The connection between a high school star athlete and a loner ebbs and flows when they go to Trinity College in Dublin.

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Cristin Pacifico

6 months ago

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Readable in one sitting, but the heartbreaking struggle and poor communication is so frustrating! Not a feel good love story, but it has staying power and is thought provoking