Book Review

THE LAST CHANCE LIBRARY by Freya Sampson

I received a gifted galley of THE LAST CHANCE LIBRARY by Freya Sampson for an honest review. Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review!

Publication Date: 8/31/2021

Rating: 3.5 / 5

THE LAST CHANCE LIBRARY follows June, a library assistant who is rather stuck in a rut in her life. She gave up her dreams to take care of her ailing mother and now that her mother has passed, she’s still living in her mom’s house with all of her mom’s things, ordering the same food, and working at the library where her mom worked.

When the local council announces that it will be closing down six libraries, including the one where June works, it is a wake up call for both June and the other library patrons. June is reluctant to get involved, especially after she’s told that library employees can’t protest the decision, but she slowly begins to realize it is time for some changes in her life.

I really enjoy a good bookish book and this one was no exception. There are so many references to fun reads, both classic and modern, and people’s opinions on all of them. The cast of characters is fantastic as well, full of quirky and fun people who love the library and all that it offers to their community.

This book really is a love letter to libraries and as a big fan of my local library, I’m here for that! THE LAST CHANCE LIBRARY came out on Tuesday, so it’s available now!

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