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“Normal People” Book to Screen Differences

Apr 29, 2020


We chatted with the cast of "Normal People" about the differences between the beloved novel and the new Hulu adaption. Spoiler: Marianne + Connell are still perfect. If you forgot what the book is all about, we got you covered down below. Oh and once you've finished reading "Normal People" you're going to want to read Sally Rooney's first book: "Conversations with Friends."


"Normal People" by Sally Rooney

We’re just some girls, standing in front of a book, asking you to read this immediately. If you haven’t already breezed through the Hulu show or picked up this uber-popular novel, what are you waiting for? It’s about a young Irish on-and-off couple who meet in high school and develop a deep connection at university and beyond. Rooney absolutely nails the pain, the euphoria, and everything in between that comes with being young and falling in and out of love with someone in the digital age. The dialogue and the details are spot-on — it’s hard to believe it’s just fiction. We’re not crying, you are. (Amazon, Apple Books, Bookshop)

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“Conversations with Friends” by Sally Rooney

You can post this one on Instagram. But the prose is even better than its cover. In her debut, you'll meet two sometimes-more-than-friends at college in Dublin, who get mixed up in a love triangle with an older married couple. Come for the perfectly written sex scenes, stay for the precise interrogations of millennial womanhood.

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Related: "Little Fires Everywhere": How It Went From Book to Screen

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