I have seen some advertisements for Normal People as in the Hulu original series but never realized it was based on a novel until recently! I known of Sally Rooney from her work on Conversations with Friends, and I find myself very intrigued to read the novel before checking out the series. I enjoy comparing books to movies or series that they are based on.
As stated on the Barnes and Noble website, the summary for Normal People is:
"Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. At 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.
A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.
Normal People is the 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 that they can’t."
If anyone else is interested in checking out the book Normal People by Sally Rooney, click the image up above!
- Now an Emmy-nominated Hulu original series and New York Times Bestseller
- Praised by many critics such as The Washington Post, Time, NPR, Vogue, etc.
- Sounds like a riveting read
I can't wait to read this novel!