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Beautiful World, Where Are You, by Sally Rooney

hollytimperley's review against another edition

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emotional reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

ruthll29's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

justin_bustin_chustin's review against another edition

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2.0

I didn’t like this one as much

sadiemclaughlin's review

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emotional funny reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

lolototh's review against another edition

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emotional reflective medium-paced

4.0

ioanadariana's review against another edition

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medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

aimss99's review against another edition

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emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

5.0

I turned down more corners of pages and underlined more quotes than I have ever done.
Rooney encapsulates what it is to be lost and what it is to love and how we are all just human beings looking for the light. 
I felt this book drives at the heart of what it is to be human, to be in your late twenties, to be trying to work with a world that won’t work with you. 
Truly astounding 

I also enjoyed reflecting on the characters growth. 

A favourite quote: 
Life is more changeable than I thought … it’s not just one thing or another, it doesn’t get fixed into a groove called personality and run along that way until the end. 

zoedipdip's review against another edition

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slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

usernameinvalid's review against another edition

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emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.75

eilimeee's review against another edition

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challenging emotional funny reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


I’ll start by saying that I never thought I would actually like this book. I only picked it up bc I just told myself I had to read it so I wouldn’t buy a new book but it was a pleasant surprise. 
I thought I wouldn’t like it bc I have read normal people and it left me feeling very frustrated and I really believed that it would be the same.
Fortunately that didn’t happen and I mostly enjoyed the book.
I do have a few things to say. Firts of all I would have enjoyed the book a lot more without the long ass emails that talk about the collapse of our society? I don’t understand the point? It would have made the book easier to read and shorter so overall it would have made the book better. 
I wasn’t too bothered by the lack of quotation marks since I already read normal people and I really liked the ending. It was just sweet and what I wanted so I thoroughly enjoyed that. 
The one thing I actually fucking hated though was Felix. There were so many times when I just wanted to throw my book across the room because of him. He’s an absolute fuckiny idiot and I hated everything about him and Alice should leave that mf. Truly hated him.
I will end this review with something that Simon said “If god wanted me to give you up, he wouldn’t have made me who I am.”