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Normal People by Sally Rooney
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** spoiler alert ** I both liked and despised the two main characters, Marianne and Connell, but I think that was the point. The book follows the lives of these two rather dysfunctional and co-dependent characters. Their story is gripping and was exactly what I needed to get back into reading. I've only given it three stars because it left me feeling a little unsatisfied - while I acknowledge the intention of the cyclical nature of their relationship and this pull and push game - it resulted in a lack of closure for me.

I must compliment Sally Rooney though on truly capturing the emotions one feels when there is a shift in life, like going to university. Her description of Connells loss of identity is so relatable for so many who move to a new place/life phase, etc.

Was it profound? Well, no. But then again, it is just a story about normal people who are pretty self-involved.

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Reading Progress

January 1, 2022 – Started Reading
January 3, 2022 – Shelved
January 3, 2022 – Finished Reading

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