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I just recently watched the newest film adaptation of Paddington's story, so I figured it was time to re-read the book as well.
A fun account of Paddington's misadventures. This is a hilarious book that is also heart warming. Each chapter describes a different adventure from going shopping to doing magic tricks. This format makes for good bedtime stories. Very silly and humorous. I really enjoyed the stories.
People said Ove saw the world in black and white. But she was color. All the color he had.
It's funny when you know a book has the potential to make you emotional, but you still get punched in the face by the feels as soon as you finish the last pages. Because to me, that's always when the feelings truly hit. When you're done, and there is nothing else you can hear about those characters.
And Ove was an amazing character. He isn't the kind of man one is supposed to love. He is stubborn, taciturn, narrow on his views. And yet he is also loyal, dedicated and very funny with his sarcasm. Ove's heart is too big whether he knows that or not.
I couldn't be more happy with the ending, for the familiar and warming feeling of it. I'm glad we got a definitive tone out of this. Ove and all the other characters deserve it. If you've read this, you know he would be annoyed if he didn't get a definitive ending.
Did I mention there is a cat? A very sassy, clever cat? If the beautiful storyline and well written characters won't compel you to read this, do it for the cat!
Sentence: 10 "getting my kindle wet with tears" out of 10.
Review on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2215218725