This book was absolutely magical! I can't even articulate how much I enjoyed it and my absolute love for the characters especially the lead character, seven year old Elsa. The grandmother was fantastic as well she made me wish so badly that she had been my Grammy when I was a little girl so I could listen to her wonderful fairytales, escape with her on cloud animals to the land of Niamas, and share all the other adventures Elsa and Grammy experienced together. I don't want to give away any spoilers but this book was all together enchanting! It was hilarious, insightful, heartbreaking, heartfelt, and so touching. It evoked so many emotions the way I wish all books would but very seldom do. This is a gem of a read and I had high expectations after reading "A man called Ove", another five star book, so I was so impressed that this not only measured up to, but slightly surpassed, my hopes and expectations! I just bought the audio version of "Britt-Marie was here" and I can't wait to listen to it. Britt-Marie's character was already introduced in this novel, she wasn't the main character but she was definitely significant and I'm looking forward to hearing more of her story but for anyone who hasn't read either yet I'd recommend reading this first. I don't think A man Called Ove is related to these characters so that can be read before or after but definitely check it out because it's a great book. Fredrik Backman is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors!