Wednesday, December 23, 2015

My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
I totally absolutely really incredibly love this book!  Seven year old Elsa tells the story and leads us through the fantasy lands that her grandmother has created on a journey of forgiveness.  I did have a bit of a hard time with the beginning of the book, because it did not seem to make a lot of sense, but once I got into the story, I never wanted it to end.  Granny said the most fabulous things like "Only different people change the world...No one normal has ever changed a crapping thing." And Elsa was incredibly insightful noticing things like "It's easier to get people talking about things they dislike than things they like," and "The mightiest power of death is not that it can make people die, but that it can make the people left behind want to stop living."  I received this book free to review from Netgalley and it is one of my most favorite books ever and I highly recommend it "because life is both complicated and simple. Which is why there are cookies."

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