Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney TWs: suspected miscarriage, self harm, mentions of alcoholism Overview: Frances is 21, in university, and lost in life. She does not aspire to have a career, even though she really needs money. She doesn't have much direction at all. Her current friend and ex-girlfriend, Bobbi, was always the special one in Frances's mind. When a writer wants to profile them after seeing them perform Frances's spoken word, Bobbi and Frances are thrown into the lavish world of this writer and her actor husband. With an affair, messy parent relationships, and a whole lot of confusion, the book is both drama filled and plainly spelled out life of a girl trying to figure it all out. Overall: 3.5 Characters: 4 These characters are definitely better than the two cardboard cut outs that populated her second book, Normal People . Frances is bi and navigating what that identity means to her further after getting out of her first committed relationship
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