About the book I posted about here.
fantasy that this writer puts in her stories is part of her image. I love the
way she uses beautiful images to make comparisons, using the imagination. A
joyful writing filled with magic.
doesn't like changing and she believes she can't deal with it, and that's why everything has to be under control. In fact, that is the only way she
can live her life. She became a rigid woman avoids dreams and fantasies, believing that it can only bring
disappointment. Since she was very young she was forced to take care of her
father and especially her younger sister, who became totally different from
what she expected. Because of that, Elizabeth thinks that she must have made
some big mistakes somewhere along the way with her sister. Now, years later,
she has her nephew to take care of, and Elizabeth tries to not make the same
mistakes: everything always under control; she created her corner to where she comes back every day, far away from everyone who could bother her. It's her comfort zone.
one day her nephew, Luke, starts talking about a friend… an imaginary friend.
Elizabeth starts thinking she did something wrong with her nephew too, until
she finds out that is normal for a boy of his age to have imaginary friends. However
she always avoids pretending to believe there’s someone else with them at home;
she doesn't like fantasy.
one day something starts changing in her life. She cannot understand what's
wrong with her. She begins to daydream, to relive her past, something that it
is not normal for her, always so focused on her work and in rules to be
And there is Ivan, a fun and magical character, full of spontaneity and some innocence, that makes the reader smile.
is a Cecelia’s book that transported me to my childhood; it made me think about
what we lose when we grow up and we start focusing too much on work and
has the gift of characterizing the characters and scenarios, making it possible
to see everything without having to make an exaggerated detailed list. I'm very
fond of her books, and this one is undoubtedly, from the three I've read (the
others were "Thanks for the Memories" and "The time of my life")
my favorite one. A simple but magical writing which she sprinkles with fantasy
and some kind of innocence.
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