Book review | The Midnight Library, Matt Haig

Book description

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?

Note : 4 sur 5.

CWs & TWs: Death, grief, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, mention of overdose, death of an animal, death or parents, toxic relationship.
Diversity: Gay side character.

My review

I didn’t know what to expect of this book, I didn’t even know what it was about. I just knew it deals with life and death and that’s all, really. My mind has just been blew away, in the best way possible. Matt Haig has a fantastic writing style, poetic and deep and he knows how to make every single word count. It had been a long time since I got addicted to a writing style this way. Some times, I just re-read sentences, over and over again, just because it was amazingly written and made me feel a thousand things.

The main character is so so so relatable, not in what she lives but how she goes trough life. Her fears and uncertainties and doubts make her so human that it is hard to believe, from time to time, that you are reading a bit of a fantasy/poetic realism book. Even though the concept itself is out of this world, the messages it carries are the most real and powerful I’ve read in book in a very long time. Nora lives a thousand lives in this novel, and every single one is interesting for the messages and meaning it carries.

If you are looking for an amazing book that will make you feel beyond hopeful for your life and future, this one is for you. I am the kind of person to easily feel hopeless about my life and what I am going to do with it, so I highly needed such a story. Reaching the end, I reflected on my present and the choices I make and how they are influencing my whole life and damn, if this isn’t power I don’t know what is!

Perfect for fans of

Reflective stories on life and death
Strong and hopeful messages
Soft stories

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