Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective d ...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 sh ...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 also quite a looker; I only wish that the storyline would've managed to stir me just as much a ...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 h ...more
There is something incredibly pure and wholesome about reading about a sad girl becoming friends with a sad ghost. My heart grew at least three sizes during the progression of the story and i found myself staring at my phone and grinning from ear to ear (like the pathetic, soft-hearted loser that i am).
It is a seldom th ...more
Once you're dead,
You can't over-die.
Even though people treat her so bad, s ...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 il...more
I've never seen an evil yoga prac ...more
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 b ...more
Marjorie Glatt's mother died; she's thirteen and now pretty much in ch ...more
It's a rather sad story and deals with grief.
A girl trying her best to keep her family laundry business working while the business is at stake.
The ghosts/sheets have a role to play in this. I wish the adult characters were a bit understanding but then the world is not always a beautiful place to survive in.
Initially I thought it would be a cute graphic novel. I wish I was right. I was both right and wrong here. It's serious, sad and cute all the same time. ...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.
Pacing: ★★ 1/2
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 fo ...more
Overall, I enjoyed this story up until the last 20-30 pages, when everything suddenly became very ...more
also the art is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING
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! ...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 ho ...more
First off, I truly love the illustration and the colour palette incorporating the violet hues (my favourite). As vibrant as it looks, Sheets is an emotional journey through loss, depression, friendship, and fear. The characters' sadness and pain are palpable, but the book never becomes overbearing.
This is a heartbreaking story, but it's also lovely and adorably spooky. Looking forward to the next book <3 ...more
This is a really stra ...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