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This is the best book I've read in a long time
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2016
This is the best book I've read in a long time! Many, many times I found myself laughing out loud at something granny had done, or at Elsa's view of the world. On the next page, I might find myself crying over the very serious real world problems encountered by some of the characters. I marveled at the imagination required to create the magical world where Granny took the children who needed her, including Elsa. It takes a masterful writer to make the many quirky characters of this book so believable and fascinating. I found "A Man Called Ove" entertaining, but this book far outpaces it in imagination, emotion, depth, and sheer entertainment.