Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sheets by Brenna Thummler - ADVISABLE

Sheets by Brenna Thummler, 238 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL Lion Forge, 2018 $13.00 Content: G. 

BUYING ADVISORY: MS - ADVISABLE 

AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH 

13-year-old Marjorie runs the family laundry business, dealing with angry customers and the nosy Mr. Saubertuck who wants to take the business away from her. Wendell is a young ghost who breaks the rules of ghost town by returning (unauthorized) to the human world, and is disrupting things at Marjorie's. Marjorie's mother has passed away and her father has shut down, she doesn't need a ghost causing trouble, too. 

Sheets is a sad story - Marjorie has no friends, a difficult home life and works harder than a girl her age should need to. Wendell doesn't adapt well to death, and his backstory is tragic. My graphic novel readers tend to like funny or adventure stories, I'm interested to see if this becomes popular, it is certainly an emotional, sensitive read that will appeal to a larger audience. 

 Lisa Librarian 

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