Normal People - Sally Rooney

Normal People

By Sally Rooney

  • Release Date: 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 1,767 Ratings


THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES AND TOP FIVE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC ONE DRAMA ADAPTATION CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018 WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR WINNER OF NOVEL OF THE YEAR AND BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR OF THE YEAR LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In 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. Normal People is a 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 they can't. SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ENCORE PRIZE 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019


  • i mean i’m sure it’s good

    By illadria
    the concept seemed promising and i know the tv show was well received so i wanted to read this before i watched it, but for the love of good literature where are the speech marks????? it’s probably a good book but i couldn’t make it more than a few pages in without getting confused. the lack of basic punctuation made it too clunky for me to be able to even focus on the words.
  • Heart this story

    By Hannah_Leeh
    Deep endearing lovely. Makes me long to be young again and in love with impossible complexity.
  • Normal People

    By BeckyBrowning93
    I am not a big reader but since lockdown I've started reading lots and I'm really enjoying it. I absolutely loved this book and could not put it down! I want to watch the TV series now to compare the two.
  • amaze

    By kierknowles123
    AHHHHH SOOOOOO GOOD! just no other words.
  • Very overrated

    By Oliviashield96
    Felt mostly confused to what was happening as I jumped back and forward constantly and the ending was a total let down, I thought it would be a good book with all the awards and reviews but I think it’s one of the worst books I’ve read in all honesty, wouldn’t recommend, it still confused in the whole meaning of the book.
  • Brilliant

    By Ezzlington bear
    Excellent read
  • Overrated - read One Day instead

    By CarrieMac80
    The relationship between the two protagonists is never fully developed. Chapters skip through time, avoiding any real storyline. Too similar in concept to other books out there. However, the style of writing is engaging, small details transport you into their lives but it’s let down by the arch of the story...
  • Normal People

    By eatlyherz
    It needs an end. Leaves you unsatisfied like an incomplete meal....
  • Ending a let down to what couple have been, the perfect book

    By posh_pecks
    Fantastic insight into the winding roads of life and how a relationship entwines two people. Very open and honest view of how things in life do not run smooth, how feelings are not always clear cut and timing can completely affect everything. Just wish the ending had more substance and closure as felt repetitive to previous events in the book and the will they or won’t they, becomes weak and almost feels like a cop,out. I was left feeling irritated. Maybe there should be another book, based on Connell and Mariannes life, 5 years later as the story is great but needs a conclusion.
  • Perfection

    By liloday1