Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective ...more
In Sheets we follow Wendell, a ghost wearing a sheet, and Marjorie, a young girl running her family's laundromat. At first, we jump between their two stories but eventually, they weave together. This is such a sweet read, both heartbreaking and heartwarming. I absolutely love the colour palette - the illustrations are truly stunning!
I did find the pacing to be a little off. The start is slow, but I actually really liked this. I enjoyed getting to know Marjorie, and seeing how ...more
Local Friendly Ghosts, Grief, and Solitude
Sheets illustrates the determination of a young girl to fight, even when all parts of her world seem to be conspiring against her. It proves that second chances are possible whether life feels over or life is over. But above all, it is a story of the forgiveness and unlikely friendship that can only transpire inside a haunted laundromat.
This book is alsoquite a looker; I only wish that the storyline would've managed to stir me just as much as the ...more
When it arrived, my 10-year-old (who is our resident artist), couldn't wait to get her hands on it, but I wasn't sure she was the target age, so I retreated to my room to read it.
I came out of the room, finished, with the book in my ...more
Once you're dead,
You can't over-die.
Even though people treat her so bad, ...more
I don’t often question an average rating, because we’re all different and are entitled to our own opinions, but I’m just a little taken aback by the lack of love for this story, you see?
Especially since, personally, I thought it was adorable. I read this author’s previous work, Anne ...more
The memories are bittersweet....the laundry never-ending....or is it!
Poor Marjorie....so much to do. Trying to survive middle school with no friends and run the family laundry with no help while dad mourns is such a heavy burden to bear; and that coupled with an evil minded villain and mischievous young ghost bring anguish to Marjorie's face in many of the meaningful...more
I've never seen an evil yoga ...more
Marjorie Glatt's mother died; she's thirteen and now pretty much in ...more
It's 1998 in Marjorie's world and the feels are no less in 2018.
"Mom opened glatt's Laundry when she was only nineteen. Bath then, it was "Dellaway Laundry", which is loads better. But then she met Dad and lost the ability to make rational decisions."...She died the past spring, and then Dad sort of did, too. He's still 100% opaque but slightly less visible."
This is the story of a girl, Marjorie. Not just any girl; a girl who feels out of place and invisible to the world. And she loves books and ...more
This was a gorgeously illustrated and poignant tale of grief and slice of life, with the perfect dash of ghostly asides. I loved it, and would have rated it a full 5 stars if the ending hadn’t been so rushed.
Sheets was brought to my attention by the lovely Ariel Bissett, who reads such an eclectic mix of books that I've been a YouTube subscriber to her content for years. I feel like giving her a shout out for bringing ...more
Overall, I enjoyed this story up until the last 20-30 pages, when everything suddenly became very ...more
A cute ghost and grieving girl meet in this unusual middle-grade graphic novel whose solemn tone and subject matter may be appreciated more by adults than by tweens. Sheets tells of Marjorie Glatt, a thirteen-year-old girl whose mother recently died. With a father so crippled by depression that he’s mostly confined to his bedroom, Marjorie must run the family’s laundromat, in addition to attending school and caring for her father and five-year-old brother.
The devastation and ...more
I found the first part of the book a bit slow but it did pick up when there was more interaction with the ghost. I felt for the girl and the ghost but I wasn't too invested in them. I found the flirting scene near the end out of place. It was an okay read.
I really loved the art work! Very nice! Wonderful colors and could almost tell the story without words!
Protagonist Marjorie Glatt (dear lord that name) is a middle schooler who's horrible father has left her as the sole person in charge of her beloved dead mother's laundromat. That's right, a child has been put in charge of running the family business because dad is too sad to come out of his room and take any responsibility at all for his children. She also has a very young brother who seems to be in kindergarten and is ...more
*Disclaimer: A copy of Sheets by Brenna Thummler was provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion in any way.
Initial post reading thoughts:
Well, wasn't that adorable and heartbreaking and beautiful all at once.
What I Liked
The emotions. I could tell from the opening paragraph that this story was going to make me feel things. I knew it would be an emotional story and I definitely wasn’t wrong. It maybe wasn’t as hard hitting as ...more
Laundry because It's so much real.
Ghosts because they're not.
Ήθελα απλά κάτι μικρό και γλυκούλι και βρήκα αυτό....και ήταν όντως μικρό και γλυκούλι και cute!!
Can I live in Finster Bay? If I could illustrate my idea of a perfect town, I'd try to trace the pages of this graphic novel. The artwork is sublime, so textured & warm! I also love that the book is set in the late '90s, it gave everything a nostalgic flair I didn't know I'd love so much. :)
Following review is taken from here.
A really sweet, middle-grade story of a young girl, Marjorie, just trying to get over her mother's death and figure out her place in the world. But it also has ghosts.
The cool thing about these ghosts is that they wear sheets. You can't see them without the sheets and Marjorie just happens to run a laundromat.
The story is okay but graphics! Like you have never seen before. I like this style....
The interesting and unique artwork perfectly elevated the story and the muted pastel colour palette gave me major steven universe vibes, which I’m totally here for.
side note: I would do anything for wendell.
**I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you NetGalley and Diamond Book Distributors**
Sheets got my attention because of its cover, I'll admit. Inside, I found an adorable story about Marjorie, a girl who lost her mom recently and has to run the family's laundry business and take care of the house pretty much by herself. Also, we meet Wendell, who lives in the Land of Ghosts - the place where souls go after they die. He's in a support group for ...more
This is a really ...more