Tuesday, May 16, 2017

My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry

My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry / Fredrik Backman, 372 pgs.

Elsa is almost eight years old and has no friends her own age. She does, however, have a devoted granny who appreciates everything about her. The two are delightfully eccentric and drive everyone in their apartment building crazy with their antics. The building is full of interesting characters, all of whom Elsa has known her whole life. When her Granny dies, Elsa finds out that she is missing a few details about all those around her. She is tasked with an adventure to find and deliver final letters to everyone. It is a great learning experience and adventure for her. She discovers that the long fairy tale she has heard is based on people in her real life. Elsa and the cast of oddball characters are charming and this book is fun to read.

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