The Deal of a Lifetime & And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer both by Fredrik Backman
This review is sort of spontaneous because I recently read these novellas, and they left me feeling that way where you just have to share the value of the stories, or it seems like you are doing the world a huge injustice.
As some of you may (or may not) know, Fredrik Backman is my favorite author; I will admit this category often changes, but Backman always seems to find his way back with each book he writes. It all began with My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry (which I have written a review about), a pleasant story about a seven-year-old girl who goes on a life-changing adventure by apologizing to all the people her grandma wronged in the past. I felt that I could relate so much to that little girl because of the way he wrote about her. Backman uses words to make readers feel exactly how the character feels.
Which is what I wanted to talk about for his two novellas. We don’t know the names of the people in the stories, but somehow their names aren’t necessary for understanding their life. For example, in the Deal of a Lifetime we know that there is an old man who is troubled with making decisions by how he writes to his son, and in the other we can feel the sorrow of a fading memory. It’s all in the words.
I recommend this book to mature middle school students, high school students, and people above that age. Both are very short and easy to finish in an hour or less, but may take longer if you like to ponder over each chapter.
I wish you luck on your literary adventure.