Hi all! Welcome to 2019! Hope you’re doing well!
I’m jumping on here quickly because I HAD HAD HAD to post about this book I just finished, “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman! I didn’t take proper review notes on this book because it’s not on my To Read List. I’d heard of it and hadn’t taken an interest, but my mom lent it to me – I guess I’m the test reader before she decides if she wants to take the time to read it, haha! I really didn’t expect to like it and WOW! It is an incredible story that took me through the gamut of all my emotions & I highly recommend it.
I really can’t say for sure if this story will resonate with everyone, but, “My Grandmother…” hit all the right notes for me. It’s a story about Elsa, a 7 year old who is wise beyond her years and a huge fan of Harry Potter & all things fairy tales & fantastic. She is not able to connect with her peers & is mercilessly bullied at school. Elsa’s parents are divorced & both remarried. Her mother is always working and her father is too emotionally distant to connect with, but Elsa has the support of her wildly eccentric grandmother. Together, they explore their own world of make believe, inspired by Granny’s imagination…or so Elsa thinks. This is not a spoiler, this detail is included in most summaries of the story – Granny passes away – & leaves Elsa instructions that takes her on an adventure that changes her life in ways she never imagined.
I’m sorry I don’t have a more full review on character development, quotes, etc as I usually do for Book Reviews, but I cannot stress enough – AMAZING! PHENOMENAL!
Definitely an A+, new favorite book for me!
Hope you’re all enjoying 2019, talk to you soon!