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Reviewed in India on 15 January 2020
Normal People by Sally Rooney has won several international awards. It is a coming-of-age novel which revolves around Marianne and Connell- two young people who go through personal and social changes while facing mental traumas, confusions and social anxiety.
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Marianne and Connell are far from being "normal" and they struggle to fit in the society at one point or the other. They develop a complicated relationship where they struggle with their feelings for each other. All this happens while they are figuring out their new life after college.
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Betrayal, tension, miscommunication, sexual exploration and vulnerabilities dominate the narrative. Also, there are a few instances which highlight the changing social and political scenario.
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This book is very engaging and easy to read. Although it deals with the relationship of two people, it is far from being an ordinary story. It is raw in its true sense. It is also disturbing and unsettling at a few points.
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To sum up, Normal People is a story of two people who struggle with normalcy. It is not a "normal" love story yet it is very much normal because so many different people struggle with different things which we don't know about. In my opinion, this book normalises the weirdness and acknowledges that people can have strange streaks which is totally normal in today's harsh world. Reading this book is an experience in itself.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This book normalises the weirdness and reading it is an experience in itself! It's a must read
By shivani.rohella on 15 January 2020
Normal People by Sally Rooney has won several international awards. It is a coming-of-age novel which revolves around Marianne and Connell- two young people who go through personal and social changes while facing mental traumas, confusions and social anxiety.
⁉️
Marianne and Connell are far from being "normal" and they struggle to fit in the society at one point or the other. They develop a complicated relationship where they struggle with their feelings for each other. All this happens while they are figuring out their new life after college.
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Betrayal, tension, miscommunication, sexual exploration and vulnerabilities dominate the narrative. Also, there are a few instances which highlight the changing social and political scenario.
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This book is very engaging and easy to read. Although it deals with the relationship of two people, it is far from being an ordinary story. It is raw in its true sense. It is also disturbing and unsettling at a few points.
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To sum up, Normal People is a story of two people who struggle with normalcy. It is not a "normal" love story yet it is very much normal because so many different people struggle with different things which we don't know about. In my opinion, this book normalises the weirdness and acknowledges that people can have strange streaks which is totally normal in today's harsh world. Reading this book is an experience in itself.
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