Britt-Marie Was Here

Fredrik Backman
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Aug 16, 2017

Britt-Marie is reasonable, punctual, and practical, thank you very much. The best life lived is one of order, no shenanigans necessary. But recently sixty-three year old Britt-Marie has had to make some changes in her life. She's walked out of her loveless marriage and found herself a temp job in Borg, a decrepit town ruined by the financial crisis.

Britt-Marie becomes the coach of the local kids soccer team, quite by accident. She doesn't really know how to coach, but at least they will have clean uniforms. Since her arrival, the rec center has never been cleaner; and the resident rat makes fine company, he just needs to be taught a few manners. Within a short time Brit-Marie is part of the community; a community that has forgotten what its like to be a community.

I hope you fall in love with Britt-Marie and Borg like I did!

Reviewed by Emily D.
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