Normal People - Sally Rooney

Normal People

By Sally Rooney

  • Release Date: 2019-04-16
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
4
From 1,271 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • COMING TO HULU IN 2020 • SALLY ROONEY NAMED TO THE 2019 TIME 100 NEXT LIST 

“A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from the author of Conversations with Friends, “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtney Sullivan).


NAMED ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York TImes Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • Time The Washington Post Vogue • Esquire Glamour Elle • Good HousekeepingThe Dallas Morning News • Kirkus Reviews BookPage

“Absolutely engrossing and surprisingly heartbreaking with more depth, subtlety, and insight than any one novel deserves.”—Stephanie Danler

Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. At school, Connell is popular and well liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation—awkward but electrifying—something life changing begins.

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 at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And 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.

Normal People is the story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can’t.
 
Praise for Normal People
 
“[A] novel that demands to be read compulsively, in one sitting.”The Washington Post

“Arguably the buzziest novel of the season, Sally Rooney’s elegant sophomore effort . . . is a worthy successor to Conversations with Friends. Here, again, she unflinchingly explores class dynamics and young love with wit and nuance.”The Wall Street Journal

“[Rooney] has been hailed as the first great millennial novelist for her stories of love and late capitalism. . . . [She writes] some of the best dialogue I’ve read.”The New Yorker

Reviews

  • Absolutely loved this book.

    5
    By Col in ny
    I was so devastated when it ended I kept rereading the last chapters. Highly recommend !
  • An easy read

    5
    By henrycupcake .3.
    Not bad I like it
  • NORMAL PEOPLE

    1
    By Gyseil
    Such a depressing book and lacked ending.
  • I wanted to like it

    3
    By Hitmebbyondmore time
    The characters are complex which I like, I tried so hard to like the book, but I couldn’t even though I still think it’s a good book
  • Loved every minute!

    5
    By JmeBullock
    Such a great read, could not put it down!
  • So different from what I could ever think it to be.

    5
    By Shirlsan
    I can’t pinpoint exactly what this story is about but What I can say is it is about two young people who go through love in a sort of complicated way... but love is what continues to hold them together even when they’re apart. No one is normal and they certainly are not- but I think that’s why this title is so perfect. I very much enjoyed reading this story.
  • Normal people

    4
    By pmamaa
    I have mixed reviews . Quite an Interesting read in the beginning - However, mid way down in the story, I felt author dragged and couldn’t keep my excitement going- At the same time I feel one need to have deep understanding of how important mental health is and what are the struggles of those who suffer from Chronic anxiety in order to understand the story -
  • Boring but beautifully written.

    3
    By ErikaAnai
    It’s like reading your teenage diary except edited. Boring but beautifully told.
  • Get ccd y jcpccviivuvj

    5
    By Crystal_27
    Do iughox(:did I
  • I want my day back!

    1
    By ChelsW
    It was depressing and disheartening. No clean ending or feeling of resolution.