A review by allonsythornraxx
The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig

challenging dark emotional reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


3.5 ⭐
I don't quite know how to explain my feelings on this book. I loved the idea of exploring parallel lives and I loved exploring Nora as a character, but I wonder if I would have loved or appreciated this book as much as I did if it Carey Mulligan hadn't narrated it. I don't know what it is about her voice but she was perfect as Nora, and her performance really made the book for me. All in all, this was a really interesting idea and had some fantastic character development and exploration but it wasn't mindblowing or phenomenal. 

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