Backman, Fredrik – My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry (2015, Atria Books)

Level – Upper-Intermediate

Plot – Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus-crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

My grand mother asked me to tell you she’s sorry by Fredrick Backman