My rating: 4 of 5 stars
With thanks to NetGalley for a copy of Sheets by Brenna Thummler in exchange for an honest review.
This book is about Marjorie Glatt who feels like a ghost. She wanders around life feeling invisible while also running her families laundromat in the wake of a loss within her family. She deals with angry customers and the normal dramas of high school with also the added pressure with family life. This is when she meets Wendell, a ghost of a boy who lost his life too young. He also feels like he doesn’t fit in with the world. Wendell accidentally causes trouble within the laundromat and an unexpected friendship ensues
I really enjoyed this short graphic novel. It was simple and cute but also full of emotion. It was both heartwarming and heartbreaking highlighting the struggles that people face in the wake of loss. The colour palette of this book was so satisfying to look at. I loved the illustrations and how this book can relate to many age ranges. I ended up really enjoying the character of Wendell and how well the character of Marjorie was developed.
The illustrations and storyline were beautifully synchronised even if Marjorie’s perspective was slightly disjointed at times.
I picked this book up mainly for the cover as I was really intrigued by the illustration and the soft tones of the colour palette. I had also heard other book reviewers talking about this novel.
I loved the underlying sadness surrounding this book and it could almost be told just by using the illustrations and no text.
This Graphic Novel comes out on the 28th August 2018 if anyone would like to pick it up and have a read.