Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People

Sally Rooney

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective medium-paced

288 pages | first published 2018

Description

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 changin...
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Moods

emotional 86%
reflective 68%
sad 49%
dark 22%
tense 16%
hopeful 13%
challenging 12%
funny 7%
inspiring 6%
lighthearted 5%
relaxing 4%
mysterious 2%
adventurous 1%
informative 0%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 22%
fast 22%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 92% | A mix: 5% | Plot: 1% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 10% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 16% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 77% | Yes: 9% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 1% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

3.89