My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

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My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

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When Elsa’s parents divorced it was Granny who showed her how to deal with the nightmares by telling her fairy stories. I enjoy seeing children portrayed as trailblazers in a way, because they refuse to give in to conformity.

I really enjoyed this book which is told from the point of view of a 7 year old (almost 8 as she says) girl named Elsa who is unusually clever for her age but in so many ways still very much a child. The northern European based Nordisk Film acquired the rights for the book for development in May 2018. Backman's talent lies in creating witty, cynical, elderly characters, which he should stick to because there really are so few books centred around older men and women. While Ove is a fairly straightforward story, this one ventured back and forth from reality to make believe that I found a little bit hard to stay interested in. Along the way she finds new friends and comes to understand some of the mysteries surrounding her family.Her mother was pregnant again with Halfie (half-sister or brother); George, the step-dad, could prepare eggs and jog, and loved wearing his jogging shorts over his leggings; Her dad lost touch with reality along time ago when he fell in love with fonts.

I am not going to say anything else about the plot or the characters as this one is best going in cold if at all possible. Kudos to anyone who loved it, I wish I could be more open-minded in some of the genres I don't often find interesting.He possesses a deceptively easy style of narration but one is taken aback by the substance he packs in his one-liners. But, when her grandmother dies, Elsa is left to cope with her parent’s divorce, her mother’s pregnancy, and her issues at school without her staunch supporter.

All of this sleeping in wardrobes and popping out to visit faraway lands left me thinking along the lines of 'The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe. Encourage them to ask questions about your personal life, so that they too can be future storytellers and keep memories alive. Through Elsa's eyes, and her grandmother's imagination, we learn some history and some current happenings that tie everything together. Granny gives this lonely little girl the gift of love and friendship and teaches her to cope by giving her a fairytale world in the Land-of-Almost -Awake.

The precocious Elsa is definitely beyond her years but it was hard at times to believe that a 7 year old would be as wise and knowing about people as she was . When her best (and quirky) friend, her grandmother, leaves her a series of letters upon her death to be delivered to their intended receivers, she sets onto a thrilling journey of discoveries.



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