My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman (2015)
A young girl’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters that make the girl realize their shared fairy tale world wasn’t just fantasy.
I loved A Man Called Ove, so I was excited to read Fredrik Backman’s next novel. I liked it a lot, but it wasn’t quite as good as Ove. I loved the eccentric grandmother and how the girl looked everything up on Wikipedia and loved Harry Potter. Britt-Marie drove me nuts and reminded me of Professor Umbridge. I don’t think the make-believe Land of Almost-Awake worked well for me, though.
You might like this book if you are interested in…
- Feisty, eccentric grandmothers
- Gryffindor scarves
- Non-existent leaseholders’ associations
- Magical make-believe kingdoms
- Looking things up on Wikipedia
- Getting to know your neighbors