Gangsta Granny – David Walliams

I just finished Gangsta Granny by David Walliams yesterday night, and I’ve got to say that the ending is absolutely heart-warming. When I started reading the book, it didn’t really hook me, but as I read on I became more attached to the characters. As it says on the back of the book, “if you think old people just sit around all day playing Scrabble and eating cabbage then this book will make you laugh”.

The main character is this boy called Ben who is deeply in love with plumbing (that will become revalent later in the story). He get’s dumped at his Granny’s every Friday; to him it’s torture. Ben thinks that his granny is just a boring, old lady who has the stinking stench of cabbage. Oh how wrong he was… One Friday when Granny was out of the kitchen Ben sees a box of biscuits on a shelf, grabs a stool and reaches up for it. Hungry as ever, he opens it expecting a chocolate treat yet he sees something he didn’t expect. Something glistening,,, Something valuable…

What could it be? I guess you need to read the rest of the book to find out… If you’re looking for a comedic book to make you laugh then you’ve hit the jackpot! However, if you’re looking for a descriptive book then you may want to look somewhere else. Although the book isn’t the most descriptive, it still has an interesting storyline and weird, wacky characters! I’d rate this book 7/10. Not my favourite book of the year so far but definitely a memorable one.

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