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Normal People
Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Reagan-reads
Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I should have picked a more uplifting book for Election Day 2019, currently feeling completely fucking gutted. This book though, despite breaking my heart, is excellent so far. Found it at the most recent library book sale and was really on the fence, but I am glad I went for it.

Hazel0303 This book is everything. My favorite this year so far I think. 17h
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Hopesa
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I found the story and narrative of the characters very relatable, which made the story highly engaging - I finished it in two days! It actually reminded me of One Day by David Nicholls. The style of writing was clever and varied without being pretentious. I love stories about ordinary people and how one person can have a significant impact on your life.

LibrarianRyan @Trashcanman thanks @Trashcanman . Welcome to Litsy. 1w
Stacypatrice Welcome @Hopesa 😁 You‘re going to love it here!! Thank you @Trashcanman 🤗 1w
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JoScho Thanks for the tag George @Trashcanman 🖤 Welcome to Litsy! I hope you love it here. 1w
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MrBook Welcome to the #LitsyFamily, @Hopesa ! Thank you for the tag, @Trashcanman 🤩! 1w
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readordierachel Thanks @Trashcanman 😊 And Welcome to Litsy @Hopesa 🎉! 7d
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cathysaid Welcome @Hopesa Watch out for our @Trashcanman ‘cause he‘s a whole lotta genuine awesomeness (edited) 7d
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🎉 3d
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hello & Welcome 🎃📚🎃 2h
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BookNerd9906
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MatchlessMarie Wow you worked hard this week!! 💪 1w
Bookwormjillk Great week and beautiful pictures! 1w
TheSpineView Great job! 👏👏👏 1w
AsYouWish Great job!!!! 1w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic first week! 1w
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plemmdog
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“He‘s amused at himself, getting wrapped up in the drama of novels...It feels intellectually unserious to concern himself with fictional people marrying one another. But there it is: literature moves him.” This is the first-ever book I‘ve pilfered from my own Little Free Library: so glad I did.

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BookNerd9906
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wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌 2w
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ChristinasBookChronicles
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What are you reading this weekend? I recently finished Normal People by Sally Rooney. A story of love and friendship over time and how it can change over the years, especially as we learn who we are. I enjoyed Rooney's portrayal of everyday life growing up, for the po

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As amazing and breathtaking as everyone says. A love story, but not in the way you think. A young Irish couple come together and split up over the course of high school and college; despite each of their desires to break away, they can‘t seem to stay away from one another.

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Reggie
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I just have to say I hate Sally Rooney. 2 books, outstanding books, before the age of 30. How dare she!!! Lol. I really liked this book about two young people who love each other but as we all know, nothing is ever that simple.

vivastory But, did you cry? 4w
LauraBeth She has moved up on my list of favorite living authors. 4w
Reggie @vivastory of course, the first time on pg 46 when he tells her he loves her and she for the first time in her life feels like she is someone who is fit/capable of being loved. And on the last page when she says his goodness is his gift to her and how she gives it back with the last line in the book. They end up together, right? That is what I‘ve made myself see in their future. 4w
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Reggie @LauraBeth I will keep on reading everything she writes. And lucky for us she got an early start. 4w
TrishB Yet to read this one, I didn‘t really like Conversations. 4w
Reggie @TrishB I remember, but I think you would really like this one. It‘s different. Give it a shot. 4w
TrishB I will do eventually! Getting closer. 4w
KarenUK How dare she indeed! I loved them both too.... both in my top five I read this year.... she‘s so bloody talented! 🤦‍♀️😍 4w
Megabooks Extremely talented young writer! I look forward to reading her books for another 50 years! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 4w
batsy Hahaha I know right! Damn it, Sally 😭😆 4w
Tanisha_A @batsy Sentiment seconded! Ugh! 4w
Kalalalatja One of my faves! 4w
Reggie @KarenUK @Megabooks @batsy @Tanisha_A And the girl who wrote A Place for Us, Fatima Farheen Mirza, she was only 26 this year when her book came out. 4w
Reggie @Kalalalatja they end up together, right? Even if he goes to New York, he comes back and they get married, right? 😭 4w
Kalalalatja That‘s what I need to tell myself to be able to sleep at night 🤞🤞 4w
readordierachel I need to read her first book but now I'm scared of the emotional toll 😭 4w
Cathythoughts Such a good book 👍🏻♥️ 4w
Reggie @readordierachel Her first book isn‘t as emotional as this one. It‘s still great, but it isn‘t this one. 4w
Reggie @Cathythoughts ❤️💔❤️ 4w
GatheringBooks one of my great reads this year. i stayed up all night finishing this one! 3w
GatheringBooks did you know that this is going to be made into a tv series????? yes it is. yes it is. BBC I think. 3w
Reggie @GatheringBooks I don‘t know if my heart could take it. Lol 3w
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Kimberlone
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Updating my reading journal with my summer reads...I‘m a few months behind! I really like how my July spread turned out, but please ignore my mistake!

13North This is so beautiful 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow so pretty! 🌸 and a great summer reading too! 👏 1mo
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LTOC
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Beautiful. Took me a few dozen pages, but then I understood the hype

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emilyhaldi
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Still feels like summer today ☀️☺️ so I‘ll be on the porch swing for the foreseeable future.

While I LOVED Conversations with Friends, I‘m not finding myself as committed to the characters in this one... but I love Rooney‘s writing so I‘m sticking with it!

charl08 I loved Normal People: but still haven't read Conversations... 1mo
Laura317 Your porch looks welcoming and delightful! 1mo
BarbaraBB Great porch! And I felt the same about both books. I could much more relate personally to 1mo
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tattersalt I think I‘m reading this next too! Be keen to see what you think. 4w
Reviewsbylola Yeah the more I think of this one, the more I hate it. I‘m scared to read Conversations now. 3w
Mdargusch Such a great reading spot! 2w
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karmenseeta
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“Being alone with her is like opening a door away from normal life and then closing it behind him.“

“Her body is just an item of property, and though it has been handed around and misused in various ways, it has somehow always belonged to him, and she feels like returning it to him now.“

Devoured this book - such a delicate story, sensitive and rich in texture.

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OriginalCyn620
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The story sucked me in right away but the absence of quotation marks is making me crazy! 😬

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Renee27
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This book left me a bit empty and confused. I liked the writing style and it had all the emotional and real elements in it but still I felt as if something was missing... maybe it's just me. Anyone else felt the same about this book?

Bookyonce Agreed I think for me the end fell flat 1mo
Renee27 Yup, I was rooting for more too @Bookyonce 1mo
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readordierachel
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These characters felt very real to me, and for all the drama there was a gentleness that moved me deeply. (To tears. On an airplane. The guy next to me kept shooting me concerned glances.) I just loved it.

batsy Yes! There is something so tender and moving and true about this 💙 1mo
youneverarrived Exactly that! 👌 1mo
JillR I just finished this and was trying so hard not to 😭 on my train to work several times. Loved it 💔 1mo
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Reggie Lololol I have not read this yet. But your crying in public story has appealed to the marshmallow teddy bear that lives inside me to move it up. 1mo
readordierachel @batsy Tender is a perfect word for it 💙 1mo
readordierachel @youneverarrived It's just lovely, isn't it? 1mo
readordierachel @JillR I feel you! I just couldn't hold it together 😭 1mo
readordierachel @Reggie Do it! Can't wait to hear what you think. I want you to cry, Reggie 😆 1mo
Suet624 This is such a great book and I love your review. 2w
readordierachel @Suet624 Thanks 🙂 It really is, isn't it? 2w
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JillR
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I read Conversations with Friends and wasn‘t absolutely sure I liked it (and I‘m
still not) and nearly didn‘t read this. How I did actually read it on the train to work without collapsing into an emotional puddle on the floor I have no idea. I loved it. Sally Rooney writes so amazingly clearly about confusing, troubled, intense relationships and flawed, lonely people trying to find their way. I can‘t wait to see what she writes next.

Cathythoughts Great review! Yes I‘m with you , I loved this one & was only so-so about Conversations... looking forward to her next book too 1mo
TheCuriousHousecat Keen to read this one❤️ 1mo
JillR @TheCuriousHousecat hope you enjoy, it really is very good :) 1mo
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JillR @cathythoughts does she have another on the way? 1mo
Cathythoughts Oh I don‘t know ... but I hope so 😁👍🏻 1mo
readordierachel Great review ❤ 1mo
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AlexGeorge
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This was charming, quick, engaging, illuminating, and a little painful to read at times. The fact that I‘m now 30 years older than the characters in the book probably helped me get through it without too much toe-curling. It felt uncannily acute in its portrayal of (for want of a better expression) young love. Totally justified the hype.

Suet624 Yes. Exactly. 1mo
ValerieAndBooks How odd...I thought I had already stacked this -- have been seeing good things about it! 1mo
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mdemanatee
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Fellow romance lovers: I paired LOVER tracks with lovers for ALA‘s Booklist Reader. https://www.booklistreader.com/2019/09/17/books-and-authors/lover-tracks-belong-...

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Branwen
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One huge benefit of my internship being at the main branch of my library is that their donation room is three times the size of the one at my branch! Look at the treasures I found today! 😍 #librarylove #bookhaul

Ruthiella Nice!😀 1mo
Megabooks Station Eleven 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
Branwen @Ruthiella I'm super happy about it! @Megabooks Right?! I've been wanting to read it for quite some time! 1mo
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AlexGeorge
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Chomping through this one. What an ear Rooney has.

LauraBeth I‘m getting sad to see people turning against her because she‘s become such a media darling or they feel she‘s “over-hyped”. This woman has A+ talent! 1mo
batsy @LauraBeth Preach! 1mo
AlexGeorge I wasn‘t aware of that. That‘s depressing but I can‘t say I‘m surprised. It‘s stunning how young she is! 1mo
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BeaG
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I couldn't get into it.

marleed Me neither :(. Maybe I was in the wrong mood. 1mo
BeaG @marleed I'm glad I wasn't the only one. I said to myself that I would revisit it another time. 1mo
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Mem_ugh
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I‘ve been doing a lot of 3 hour round trip car journeys the last couple of months. Audiobooks have been helping me to pass the time and stay sane. I‘m about 3/4 of the way through and really enjoying this one surprisingly, it wasn‘t one I was dying to read but it was available and relatively new. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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I just finished my last shift at work, now I'm on VACATION for the next 8 days!!!?? I plan on doing as much reading and as little work as humanly possible! Everyone kept asking me what are your plans while you are on vacation? " Ummm... Not work and read alot!!" Everyone just looked at me weird... "What? Sounds like the perfect vacation to me!" ??

bromeliad To any of us on Litsy, too!! Good for you! Take your vacation for all it's worth!! 🙌🏻 2mo
Hoopiefoot Enjoy!! 2mo
SarahHarts_books @bromeliad @Hoopiefoot Thank you both! 💖😍📚 2mo
Gissy Cute mug!😉❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
SarahHarts_books @Gissy Thanks friend! 😍💓 2mo
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SupiciouslySmall
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LOVED this! I so desperately wanted them to get together the entire book and was heartbroken with each miscommunication. Loved the way it showed how perception and your internal thought/personality work together create the person who exists in the world - and how to navigate through it with these two things. Plus how what you might feel is so obvious is hidden to the ones you love most. Excited to read more from her!

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 2mo
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Carla
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Yes! It is mine!

Carla I really, really dislike Marianne. And I have a deep aversion for literary gimmicks (read: Wolf Hall), such as not using quotation marks, as here. Yet Connell reminds me of my best friend. ♥️ Plus something grabs me. So I read on. 1mo
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SMH86
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Panpan

Wanted to like it but could have done without reading.

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DimeryRene
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The whole trip felt like a series of short films, screened only once, and afterward he had a sense of what they were about but no exact memories of the plot.

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peaknit
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“Life offers you these moments of joy despite everything” #truestory

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Milena
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At first, I didn‘t get what the hype was about. The characters didn‘t grow on me and I thought it was simply a story about a poor little rich girl and her relationship with a working class boy. I gave it a chance and got into the second half. Rooney creates very human characters driven by their flaws, needs, fears, and traumas. We‘re all messed up “normal” people trying to figure out life.

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DimeryRene
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Catching up on old book of the month picks. 🥰

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sophierayton
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This was my first Sally Rooney novel and I thought it was excellent. There are some really clear insights into human behaviour which I was fascinated to see put into words. Great story and no doubt relevant to a lot of people.

emilyhaldi Love Sally Rooney!! 2mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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8-28-19: My 70th finished book of 2019! #normalpeople #sallyrooney 👍🏼📖#️⃣7️⃣0️⃣

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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bourne.shell
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I enjoyed it, not saying it was life changing. There was a moment, it seemed they could be happy together. But Connell's struggles with depression and self expectations and watching Marianne in multiple self-destructive relationships where she gives into being submissive, and not in a healthy way. Was at times hard to read. So glad Connell told her no at the end. It leaves a bit of hope that maybe these two aren't done yet.

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dxmy
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3,5/5⭐

When I started working at my local bookshop in March, this one was a big seller. Having won prizes and being around people constantly buying it and talking about it, I was expecting a lot more I think. It was a good book, a very modern love story in my opinion. I liked how Rooney gets into the charactera heads, showing how their mind works, but my goodness, learn to communicate you kids!! 😅 I did like it though, it was an amazing story

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Lauren.Archer
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I absolutely hate this book. Sorry, but I don‘t get the hype. I don‘t like either one of the characters.

BookwormM Yay glad I am not alone on this 2mo
Megabooks I didn‘t like them either, but I liked Rooney‘s writing. 🤷🏻‍♀️ They are total a-holes though. 2mo
Moray_Reads @Megabooks I agree. I wanted the strangle both of them. I didn't like the characters but I thought the characterisation was superb 2mo
Milena I felt the same way at first. The characters didn‘t grow on me but I admired how Rooney got into their heads. I needed to know how they ended up and it got better towards the end. I ended up liking the book. 2mo
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Lauren.Archer
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Finally starting this baby!

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bourne.shell
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Only about half way through this so far ... why can't these two just figure out a way to be together? Plus, I want more back story on Marianne family!

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
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The_Shelf.ish_Life
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I really enjoyed this novel. A character-driven love story is my kind of book ♥️

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The_Shelf.ish_Life
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My collection of bookmarks. Plus many more that are in use at the moment. I have one for every season 🌷☀️🍂⛄️

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dxmy
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I'm finally picking this up! Let's see what all the fuss is about

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ErinC
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This is a quick read - Set in Ireland, the story of Marianne and Connell and their inability to have a “normal” relationship, yet complicated pull to one another hooked me from the start. Rooney‘s minimalistic style worked well with the complex inner-workings of the protagonists‘ minds - a more convoluted style would have made this less enjoyable. The end was abrupt, but ultimately perfect for the story Rooney told.

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bernadette
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I read this in a day. I'm still not sure that I like the characters but I felt that the way Connell and Marianne were broken and their stupid miscommunications and also the way they changed each other were believable. I had some quibbles with bits of the story but overall I liked how Rooney ended it. It's not really a happy story - it gets very dark for a story about first love - but still hopeful.

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Lon89
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I actually couldn‘t put this down. I finished this book feeling, in equal measures, comforted, alive, and devastatingly sad. It‘s a book about a young woman who doesn‘t know her own worth and accepts the love she thinks she deserves. But, in accepting this love, she finds the kind of love only a few of us are lucky to ever know.

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bernadette
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Halfway through this one. I'm not sure I like the characters but I really wish better for them....

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charl08 Loved this book! 2mo
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