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"Life is the thing you bring with you inside your own head.”

Sally Rooney


Shoutout to Halle Baerenstecher and Bisola Ojeniyi for recommending this fabulous piece of literature to me. Being a very introspective person myself, I highly enjoyed as the two main characters analyzed every single bit of their lives and relationships. This is the part of the novel that separates it from a traditional love story. They grapple with mental health, fight for love, and get past insecurities. It is a story, just as the title indicates, about normal people. The author made a choice to not put quotation marks when the characters are speaking. Though it might be a bit harder to adjust to at first while reading, I believe that she did this in order to emphasize just how normal their lives are. This is not a story about two people meeting in high school and going through college together, this is just two people living their lives. I would recommend this book to any introspective person in the mood to analyze life and the way we view it!

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