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“The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig. Reviewed by Solano County Teen, Samantha B.

Teen Book Review, The Midnight Library

Book: The Midnight Library

Author: Matt Haig

Reviewer: Samantha B., 9th Grade

*Book Warning* Mentions of Suicide

Nora Seed has reached her breaking point in life. She feels as if there’s no point in continuing on. At the stroke of midnight, she closes the book of her existence, or so she intends. Nora instead ends up in a place called the Midnight Library. This is where she once again meets Mrs. Elm, the librarian she loved when she was younger. From here, Nora learns to forgive herself of all her mistakes and in the midst of it all, realizes that not all is as she thought it would be.

Matt Haig does an excellent job of incorporating the concept of life into such a genius world of words. As cliche as it sounds, this book changed my life for the better. It was surprising the direction the novel ended up leading to, yet it made it better than not. If teens were to read this book, I think it would open up their eyes to letting go of any deep-seated regrets, no matter how impactful. I would highly recommend this book to all those who wish to read it.


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