Normal People

Normal People by Sally Rooney
Sally Rooney
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Dec 7, 2021

The story of love, heartbreak, betrayal, and reunion between the two main characters, Connell and Marianne. Told over the course of a few years, readers follow their journey through high school and college as they navigate their ever-changing relationship. I really wanted to like this book. After everything I had heard about Sally Rooney, I had high expectations for this book, and unfortunately, I feel like it didn’t quite live up to the hype. Normally I am a big fan of romance, but this one just didn’t cut it for me. It was pretty boring most of the time, and a lot of chapters seemed to drag on forever. Rooney did a great job of developing the characters, but I just didn’t seem to connect with them in any way. Maybe it was because they both had very different personalities than me, or I just didn’t relate to them. Overall, I felt like this book was a bit of a waste of my time. Overall, this book just wasn’t anything special. Personally, I prefer books with more action and adventure, so Normal People just felt a little bit bland to me.

Written by
Emily N.

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