TEAM ZOELLA OCTOBER 2, 2021

Zoella Book Club September 2021: Reviewing Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Keep reading to see how the team rated the latest masterpiece from one of the greatest contemporary novelists of our time.

Bookworms everywhere be buzzing because Sally Rooney is back with a truly readable bang.

It’s Rooney’s first outing since she became a global literary phenomenon with Normal People (the greatest love story of all time IMO) and Conversations with Friends, and she’ll be excused for keeping us hanging because her latest work is just as chef’s kiss as her last best-selling tomes.

In the most anticipated new release of 2021, Beautiful World, Where Are You explores the lives of four friends in Dublin.

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse, and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood.

Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young—but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

Keep reading to see how the team rated the latest masterpiece from one of the greatest contemporary novelists of our time.

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