My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
Narrated by Joan Walker
Listening Length: 11 hours and 2 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Audible.com Release Date: June 16, 2015
Elsa is seven years old going on 30. She’s “different”. The kids at school bully her so she has no friends there. Her grandmother is her best friend, she loves her deeply and spends most of her time with her. She loves Harry Potter and Wikipedia.
I couldn’t love Elsa and her grandmother more. I was literally laughing out loud listening to all the things they did and the conversations they had. I usually don’t like fairy tale-ish stories, but I liked hearing about The Land Of Almost Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal. I liked the Monster & the Wurse? (not sure about the spelling because I listened to the audiobook). All the characters were perfect for this book.
When Granny dies, she leaves Elsa with a bunch of letters that she wants her to deliver to a few people so she can tell them she’s sorry for things she did or said to them. Through these letters Elsa discovers things about her grandmother that she never knew. She also learns how the people who live in their building are connected. There was a surprise at the end that I wasn’t expecting.
This book had my attention from the first paragraph to the last. So much went on and I loved every minute of it. I was sad when it ended.
I can’t wait to read Britt-Marie Was Here.