Every day of Algernon’s 97 years has been broken up into an ordered routine. That’s how it’s been since the war, and he’s not about to change now.
Until his 15-year-old granddaughter arrives on his doorstep, turning Algernon’s black-and-white life upside down. Everything from Anna’s clothes to the way she sits glued to her phone is strange to Algernon, and he’s not sure he likes it.
But as the weeks pass, Algernon is surprised to discover they have something in common after all – Anna is lonely, just like him. Can Algernon change the habits of a lifetime to bring the colour back into Anna’s world?
This book came to me at the exact right time, when I needed it the most, it is a beautiful and heart warming story about Algernon, he stole my heart right from the start, I knew there was more to him than meets the eye. When his fifteen year old granddaughter turns up on his doorstep, Algernon doesn’t know what to do, he has been on his own for a very long time and that is how he likes it or is it? deep down he is craving the love and attention that his daughter and his granddaughter show him but can he open up to them. Such a lovely story that made me have every emotion under the sun, I laughed , I cried and I remembered memories from long ago. I needed this book and It was everything I could of ever asked for and a lot more. I would highly recommend reading it.
I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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