At only 7 years old, Elsa loses her grandmother. Her amazing grandmother that took care of her, loved her, and told her magical stories about the Kingdom of Miamas. Elsa is devastated but soon discovers that her grandmother left her a series of apology letters to give to different people from their lives. As Elsa hands off these letters, she soon learns that the Kingdom of Miamas might not be a fairy tale after all. Suspend your belief of how typical 7-year-olds behave and treat this like one of the stories that Elsa's grandmother tells her. Elsa does not act like a typical 7-year-old, but that's why I love her. She is fierce, smart, and emotional. Backman writes so fluidly that this book is an absolute delight to devour.
Seven-year-old Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending the girl on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother's fairy tales.