Hannah Green and her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your grandfather was friends with the Devil? Hannah Green and her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence is a story about an eleven year old girl, her grandfather (who turns out to be much older than she thinks he is), and the Devil. Oh, and a talking mushroom. This book somehow manages to capture the ordinariness of being eleven, a story about morality and evil in the world, and a weird, honest, and funny account of how young people learn to understand Scary Adult Things, and how adults maybe don’t deal with those things as well as we think we do. It’s a story that shines light onto some of the weird and dark places of life and shows us that humans and stories are always connected. “Humans and stories need each other. We tell them, but they tell us too – reaching with soft hands and wide arms to pull us into their embrace. They do this especially when we have become mired in lives of which we can make no sense. We all need a path, and stories can sometimes usher us back to it.” – Chapter 1