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Before the Hulu show comes out, you can buy Sally Rooney’s book Conversations with Friends for less than $15.

We’ve seen a trend in Hollywood that’s getting a lot of attention: movies based on books. So many best-selling books are being turned into movies or TV shows, and there’s one coming out this weekend that we can’t wait to see. Conversations with Friends, the first book by Sally Rooney, will be on Hulu this Sunday, May 15. Get a copy of the author’s 2017 book, which you can get for less than $15 on Amazon, before the limited series starts.

In Conversations with Friends, Rooney shows how Frances, a Trinity College student who is 21 years old, thinks and feels. The novel is only told from Frances’s point of view. It starts with Frances and her longtime friend and ex-girlfriend Bobbi performing spoken word poetry, which writer and artist Melissa finds out about. After getting to know each other, Melissa invites Bobbi and Frances to dinner at her house, where they also meet Melissa’s husband Nick. Even though it was awkward at first, Frances and Nick become more than just friends.

‘Conversations with Friends’ by Sally Rooney
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The two start having an affair outside of their marriage, and the book shows all of Frances’s different thoughts and feelings about how to handle such a complicated situation while still growing up. Normal People was also written by Rooney. Her first book is a deep look at herself. Written from Frances’s point of view only, the novel gives a very clear picture of a young woman trying to deal with the consequences of her actions and the increasingly complicated and fragile relationships she’s trying to keep.

It was only a matter of time before Rooney’s first book was turned into a movie. The story and subject matter are so interesting. Alison Oliver, Joe Alwyn, Sasha Lane, and Jemima Kirke play these characters and tell these stories in the Hulu version. Conversations with Friends is a must-have for your bookshelf if you want to know more about the source material of the series, which has already gotten a lot of attention.