The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules – By Catherina Ingelman-Sundberg


Goodreads Synopsis: 79-year-old Martha Anderson dreams of escaping her care home and robbing a bank. She has no intention of spending the rest of her days in an armchair and is determined to fund her way to a much more exciting life-style. Along with her four oldest friends – otherwise known as the League of Pensioners – Martha decides to rebel against all of the rules imposed upon them. Together, they cause an uproar with their antics: protesting against early bedtimes and plastic meals. As the elderly friends become more daring, their activities escalate and they come up with a cunning plan to break out of the care home and land themselves in a far more attractive Stockholm establishment. With the aid of their Zimmer frames, they resolve to stand up for old aged pensioners everywhere – Robin Hood style. And that’s when the adventure really takes off . .

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Just in the last month or so I’ve seen a couple of other people read this book, and it just seemed too funny to not try it.

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules is quite the read. Right away I was sucked into the adventure. I’m not usually a fan of prologues, but this one was really great. From there I fell in love with the characters. Martha is super amusing and smart and just really easy to root for. I loved reading about all her clever schemes and how she got the League of Pensioners to follow her.

The plot is well done, it’s not super complex but I also didn’t find myself guessing the twists before they happened. I always enjoy a book so much more when I can’t guess, or just simple don’t want to guess. The writing style was okay, for the most part I didn’t have an opinion on it. The one thing that did make this book a little boring was how long it was. There were a few parts that seemed to drag on a little necessarily and I just found myself wanting to get back to the main action.

In the end though I still enjoyed the book. I gave it three stars on Goodreads.

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