Friday, August 31, 2018

Sheets: a graphic novel review


by Brenna Thummler

Published August 28, 2018

Publisher: Lion Forge

Sheets is a graphic novel about a girl named Marjorie whose mother has died and father rarely leaves his room. Marjorie runs her parents’ laundry business after school. It is struggling and a sneaky man is trying to take the building from them to start a yoga resort.

Meanwhile, a ghost named Wendell is having trouble adjusting to the Land of Ghosts and begins to visit the laundry at night where he builds blanket forts and otherwise messes up the store. He attempts to help Marjorie, but things don’t go as planned.

This story was so creative and fun. The Land of Ghosts comes with its own rules and reckoning, and Wendell prefers the world of humans.

We also get to see how Marjorie deals with having to be the business owner and deal with normal school drama in the wake of her mother’s death.

Wendell’s story provides levity against the gravity of Marjorie’s. I definitely recommend this book for adults and young adults.

Disclaimer: I received an advance-read copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I used Amazon affiliate links in this post. Should you choose to buy something through those links, you will not pay any extra, but they will send me a small fee, which I will likely add to my book fund. Thank you. Please see my Book Review Disclaimer for more information.

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