Thursday, January 31, 2019

Sheets by Brenna Thummler- ADVISABLE


Sheets by Brenna Thummler, 238 pages.  GRAPHIC NOVEL Cub House (Lion Forge), 2018.  $13.  

Content: G  BUYING ADVISORY: EL , MS – ADVISABLE  

AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE  

Thirteen year old Marjorie is trying to keep her family’s laundromat in business, but ever since her mother passed away her father has been depressed and hardly comes out of his room.  There is a business man in town who bullies Marjorie because he wants to open a Yoga studio in the location of her laundromat.  Wendell is the ghost of an eleven-year-old boy and he tries to help Marjorie against the bully, but at first, he causes more trouble than good.  When Wendell and Marjorie team up they help each other, and Marjorie begins to feel like she can move on.  

The cover of this graphic novel looks like it’s going to be cute and fun, but it takes on serious topics of loss, fears, depression and fitting in.  Marjorie’s character is often depicted frowning and hunched over and there is a melancholy feel to the whole book.  That said, I did enjoy the creative story and I loved the ending.  

C. Peterson

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