Book Review: Sheets by Brenna Thummler

Sheets by Brenna Thummler

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Title: Sheets
Author: Brenna Thummler
Publisher: Lion Forge Comics
Publish Date: August 28, 2018

Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen year old in charge of the family laundry business, her daily routine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she’s worked for.

Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world.

When their worlds collide, Marjorie is confronted by unexplainable disasters as Wendell transforms Glatt’s Laundry into his midnight playground, appearing as a mere sheet during the day. While Wendell attempts to create a new afterlife for himself, he unknowingly sabotages the life that Marjorie is struggling to maintain.

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Marjorie is a lonely young teen. She has recently lost her mother, her father is depressed, and Marjorie has found herself in charge of the family laundry business. Wendell is a ghost. He died as a boy, and is adjusting to his new sheet-dependent afterlife. When they unexpectedly encounter one another, Marjorie and Wendell form an unlikely friendship.

The story starts slow as it introduces Marjorie. When Wendell is introduced, the story picks up a little more. For one, the whole ghosts wearing sheets is a humorous touch. However, both Marjorie and Wendell have sad stories of loneliness. When Marjorie and Wendell first encounter one another, the story gets more interesting.

The artwork in this graphic novel is great. I especially enjoyed the the color palette.

A sweet story about loneliness and grief. Lovely, enchanting, and heartbreaking.

I received a free eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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