I needed a change from the usual action, thriller and Scifi i read. I wanted a story that could make one laugh and cry, smile and feel. This book ticks all those boxes.
The book centers on a 7 year old girl Elsa, She is a child of divorce who lives with her mum and her new partner in a block of units. There are several other tenants in that building and her Granny. She has a very close relationship with her granny, who loves to tell her stories, together they have made up a fantasy world. Elsa is a little different from others, she’s slightly smarter and so her granny is very protective of her. Together in their fantasy land they go on adventures and hear stories of knights going on quests.
When her granny dies she is devastated but finds a letter from Gran in which she asks Elsa to go on one more quest to save their fantasy world. What follows is carefully crafted plan by Gran for Elsa to learn who Gran used to be and on the way Elsa discovers more about her family and neighbors and how connected they all are with their fantasy world.
A brillant story that does a great job of showing the world through the eyes of a child. and how kids can be more grown up than they appear