Book Title : NormalPeople
Book Author : Sally Rooney
My Rating :⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Publication Date : August 28th 2018
That awkward moment when you realize, you are from the minority who didn’t like a hyped up book.
I actually had the chance to read it before any major hype. It was recommended by a fellow book club member thinking it would make a good discussion.
And a good discussion it did make. That’s it. When it came to the book itself, I had some issues with it.
So it’s about two main teenage characters, Connell and Marianne, and their on/ off, romantic? Not romantic? kind of relationship through the course of about four years throughout the book. Connell the popular guy, Marianne the not-so-popular-almost-invisible kind of person. It talks about love, relationships, identity issues, mental health and a bunch of other subjects that I thought added to the story.
What I liked about the book, is, the prose. It was well-written, though I did struggle at first with it as there was no quotations at all but I thought it added a new something to the book. I also liked how it went back and forth in time, with cliffhangers at every end of chapter.
What I didn’t like about it, was the story/plot itself. I felt it dragged in a lot of places to the point of boredom. I also felt the book just didn’t want to end. It was over exaggerated and over dramatic sometimes that had me roll my eyes more than a couple of times.
I would recommend it though. It’s worth the read and I do think it would make a good book club discussion.