The Midnight Library

- Matt Haig

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Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

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MY REVIEW:

solid, good read:
4/5
I can definitely see why The Midnight Library has been so popular. The message is beautifully delivered without feeling preachy or overpowering the story, and Nora is an honest and believable vessel.

It’s tempting to want to believe in the midnight library, in the ability to review regrets and have the option to choose the right life, no matter how many attempts it may take. And Nora is a remarkable person with many paths she could have taken, so for her to be in this place proves that anyone could be. Unfortunately, perspective is so often overlooked and undervalued, and this is made clear as she experiences more and more ‘could-have-been’ lives.

Full of nuggets that could apply to everyone, The Midnight Library is thoughtful and emotional without becoming overwhelming. It’s a very thin line to balance, considering the subject matter, and Haig does it beautifully.

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