The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Between life and death there is a library.

When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change.

The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger.

Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

This is a modern version of It’s a wonderful life, the character of Nora is beautifully written and you can’t help but empathise with her troubles, while also wanting her to realise that her life is worth something, Haig gives little clues along the way of the people whose lives she changes in small ways, while making it hard for her to see the same.

The book is so easy to read as Nora travels along each life potential, each having its ups and its downs, pros and cons, the library is beautifully described and the librarian someone we can all relate to, an authority figure that is a human being as are we all, at that is what this story is about, it’s about being human with all its ups and downs.

The midnight library will make you think about all the little interactions that you have had with people good and bad, and how your actions may have affected them and that the life you have may be the best one for you at this time

5/5 for this one

About Andrea Pryke

I have been collecting Marilyn Monroe items since 1990 and the collection includes around 400 books, as well as films, documentaries, dolls, records and all sorts of other items
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