81 pages 2 hours read

Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

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Prologue - Chapter 13

Reading Check

1. Where does Nora work when the novel begins?

2. Who is Mrs. Elm?

3. What is the name of Nora’s cat who dies?

Multiple Choice

1. What is the effect of the novel’s opening sentence, “Nineteen years before she decided to die, Nora Seed sat in the warmth of the small library at Hazeldene School in the town of Bedford” (1)?

A) It tells the reader that Nora will die when she is 19.

B) It foreshadows Nora’s tragic death.

C) It reveals to readers something that Nora likely does not know.

D) It indicates that the book will end when Nora dies.

2. Why are Ravi and Joe upset that Nora left the band?

A) They were about to sign a record deal.

B) They felt like she purposely sabotaged them.

C) They were mad that she decided to start a solo career.

D) They didn’t have anyone to write songs anymore.

3. What does Mrs. Elm mean when she says, “Between life and death there is a library” (29)?

A) It means that everyone can look through all of their memories one more time.

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