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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We, like pretty much everyone fortunate enough to read it, adored Conversations with Friends. Sally Rooney’s debut was a stunning dissection of human relationships, and her follow-up sees her writing evolve in stunning new ways. Normal People covers a tale as old as time: Boy meets girl; they confront conflicting social statuses, confused feelings and secrets; and circumstances threaten to keep the pair apart while we root for true love to prevail. But Rooney’s too good a writer to fall prey to cliché. Wonderfully generous with detail, she brings us into her star-crossed lovers Marianne and Connell’s passions and idiosyncrasies. Within a few pages, it becomes very obvious that these two are anything but normal people.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Well written with an interesting story exploring high school bullying, social class and peer pressure. An unconventional love story unfolds and the tables turn at university.
An effortless read, flawless technique. Superb
Not as good as I thought it would be
To be honest, I am surprised it was a best seller. The lack of quotation marks was confusing enough in itself and the story never really went anywhere. Perhaps good for younger readers... definitely not for 30+ readers