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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry



Book #85 Read in 2015
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

This was an enjoyable read.  Elsa is a precocious 7 almost 8 year old girl who has adventures with her non-traditional grandmother.  Her grandmother dies but leaves Elsa with a quest...to deliver letters to certain people, letters of apology written to those people by her grandmother.  The recipients are the other people who live in Elsa's house/apartment building and through this quest, Elsa connects with these people in ways that she never would have imagined to be possible.  The writing style of this book makes it as if talking to a friend; the characters are ones that readers can relate to and will care about.  Besides a mystery element, there is fantasy through the make-believe world that Elsa's grandmother has created, as well as a lot of humor.  I really liked it.  I received a copy of this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.

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