RaveInStyleRooney\'s third book...may be her most overtly personal work yet ... The novel feels like a natural progression for Rooney and the characters she creates ... Beautiful World resonated in a way that Rooney\'s earlier works did not ... Beautiful World is timely, of course. But unlike many pandemic-era works, the novel doesn\'t exploit the events of our \'new normal\' or the collective trauma that has resulted from it. Like every Rooney novel, Beautiful World is at its core a character study.
PositiveInStyleI’m willing to bet you’ve never read a memoir like Fairest ... But despite what seems like a rigid narrative structure, there’s cohesion as Talusan shares anecdotes from different periods of her life ... Talusan details her story with care, honoring not just the person she ultimately became, but the iterations, however flawed, that existed before. She writes vividly of her time as a child star in a Filipino sitcom.