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“Normal People” Book to Screen Differences

Published on: Apr 29, 2020fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round


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
"Normal People" by Sally Rooney

One part love story, one part genius writing, one part 20-something author...stir for a book with a lot of buzz. It's about an Irish boy and girl who meet in high school and develop a deep connection in university and beyond. Warning: reading may require tissues.

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“Conversations with Friends” by Sally Rooney
“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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