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Séance Tea Party

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  952 ratings  ·  213 reviews
After watching her circle of friends seemingly fade away, Lora is determined to still have fun on her own, so when a tea party leads Lora to discovering Alexa, the ghost that haunts her house, they soon become best friends.
272 pages
Published September 15th 2020 by Random House Graphic
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Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you need a good soul-cleansing cry, this is your book.
Reimena Yee’s Seance Tea Party is a gorgeous and bittersweet graphic novel that tenderly addresses the anxieties of growing up. Lora is reaching an age where she feels her friends drifting apart, especially from her as their interests turn towards those of typical teenagers while she still enjoys things she fears her friends view as childish. A lover of all things spooky, she holds a seance and meets Alexa, the ghost who haunts her house.
CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
After reading this book, I just sobbed. Sobbed and sobbed and sobbed.
Seance Tea Party is such a splendid and beautiful book about ghosts and friendship - and it's one of the few books I've read that shows that growing up and growing old is not just a privilege, but can be a beautiful thing too.

- Follows Lora, a Malaysian teen who finds herself drifting away from her friends. When she meets Alexa, a ghost, their friendship blossoms and grows, and they soon become best friends. When Alexa starts
Rod Brown
The melancholy story of a 12-year-old girl afraid of growing up and the ghost of a 14-year-old girl who befriends her. Light humor and general sweetness keep it from being too downbeat.
Jess Darlington
Nov 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this way more than I thought I would! The artwork was beautiful, it’s very aesthetically pleasing and very autumnal, I related to the main character SO much and the story was so touching and the meaning behind it...! I think every young girl should read this.
It made me cry!!!!
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I so enjoyed this graphic novel, a story to inspire readers to stay true to the magic and imagination and loving spirit of childhood through all of life's changes. ...more
Oh my goddesses.

Was this graphic novel made for me?

How can I relate to a fantasy story this much?

'Séance Tea Party' has practically everything that I love: A cute, soft, cartoony art aesthetic; the theme of the power of imagination and childhood; the theme of growing up; a cute Halloween motif; cute and gorgeous magical creatures, big or little; a POC, LBGTQ, outcast female lead who loves all things witchy and has a distinctive, comfy style (mainly in black and purple fashion); friendship, with
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lora's friends are growing up, wrapped up in things like crushes, social media, and parties, while she's still happy to continue being a kid, surrounded by the enchanting critters she's met. When she gets the idea of hosting a séance tea party in her room, she unknowingly invites a kind ghost her age named Alexa into her life. The two form a friendship full of fun and excitement, but as time goes by, Lora also begins to be swept away in adolescence, while Alexa begins to question what life would ...more
Rating: 4 Stars: ★★★★
Séance Tea Party is a charming, utterly delightful graphic novel that follows Lora, who navigates the trials of growing up while still embracing her childhood as everyone else around her changes! When Lora meets a friendly ghost named Alexa, they both embark on their own introspective journeys, navigate friendship and lots more! A heartwarming and cozy read for the spooky season!

Séance Tea Party Book Review ☕🍂🎃

Well I'm now a sobbing mess thanks to this book! The way Y
This was a fantastic graphic about friendship, about growing up, about learning about oneself, and about so much more.

Meet Lora, a girl about to go from child to teen and she is not ready yet (and I so know that feeling). One day she decides to do a seance and so she meets Alexa, a ghost in her house. I really enjoyed reading about Alexa and Lora and seeing their friendship grow. But I also loved Lora and how she found her way as the months passed. How she met new people and how she made new fri
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am a proud 31 year old woman who was brought to tears by a children's graphic novel about ghosts. This book broke my heart and pieced it together and broke it again and I am so happy that it did. At first the art was what caught my eye, but as the book progressed the story and the emotions it evoked were so strong that it led me to the weepy lunchtime that I experienced. I will be recommending this to everyone that I can find to listen. ...more
this was so freaking adorable AND i teared up!!!!! thank u reimena for the ARC and for these feels
Mari Johnston
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely magical. I really loved this so much.
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this flippin' cute kids graphic novel! What a gem! Peopled with kind and relatable characters, this will be a hit with anyone from 9 to 90, in my opinion. Centres around growing up, how friendships and interests change, and how to keep that spark of childhood magic alive. ...more
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
I loved this. The art, the colors, the style, the flow, the story, the characters, all of it. It was a balm, a blessing, a joy, and a lesson. Good stuff!
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If there’s one thing I adore about the proliferation of graphic novels for kids and teens over the past few years, it’s how many of them have a witchy, autumnal vibe. I don’t know how/why it happened (thanks writers, illustrators, and editors!!), but I approve of the trend one hundred and ten percent!! Reimena Yee’s middle grade graphic novel Séance Tea Party joins a cadre of lovely books with that cozy, fall feeling. I’m thinking of titles like The Witch Boy, Quince, Mooncakes, Witchlight, and ...more
Maisie Iven
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
The art in this book is so so so adorable I love it! The idea of feeling pressure from your peers to grow up before you’re ready was *chef’s kiss* beautifully executed! I know my library will shelve this in children’s, but I really want to push for it to be shelved in children’s AND teen, I think this is a book middle schooler’s deserve to read! Perfect for any reader who loved Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier!
Kat // Novels & Waffles
If you're a complete and utter scaredy-cat like me but still want to get into the Halloween spirit, then look no further than this soft-as-a-baby-duckling's-feathers graphic novel about kind-hearted ghosts, friendships that last beyond the grave, and the difficulties of growing up. ...more
Meredith Ann
A beautiful book that brought me to tears. The art is wonderful (and such vivid colors!). I loved the characters and how relatable this story is, no matter how old you are. Sweet and spooky.
Ned Barnett
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Absolutely beautiful story about growing up and moving on
Jill Kenna
Dec 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good and so cute!! I really really enjoyed it
I don't want to grow up. :( ...more
Had me sobbing. Would highly recommend to fans of The Tea Dragon Society.
Cute ghosty story about girls grappling with growing up. I loved the art, but wished the story & characters were a bit more memorable.
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
It took me a long time to read this but it was sooooo precious. My heart is so happy.
Ms. Yingling
Oct 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Public library copy
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great coming of age story with a little help from a friendly ghost.

With a blend of magic and acceptance, Lora learns how to grow with those around her but also stay true to herself. Alexa, the household ghost helps Lora through this journey but also has her own growing to do. The illustrations capture the emotions and excitement of the story. The text is descriptive and draws readers into the story. The imaginative aspect of the story allows readers to delight in "childish" memories.

Growing up
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
I absolutely loved this graphic novel! From the aesthetic to the message, I thought it was wonderful all around. The magic of staying young while growing up was rich throughout.
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels, own
*Huge thank you to Random House Graphic for an ARC in exchange for an honest review*


Lora is at that age where everyone around her is growing up. But Lora doesn’t feel like it, and slowly finds herself with less and less friends. Until one day she discovers a new - or rather old - friend in her attic in the form of Alexa, a ghost that lives in Lora’a home. The two become close and share a bond that we all once had as children, but lost in adulthood. As Lora faces challenges about growing up
Juli Anna
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
A complex, character-driven growing-up story that would have resonated heavily with me as a preteen. There wasn't quite as much world-building detail as I wold have liked, but I also just came down from reading Snapdragon, which was delicious on that front. But the emotional depth here is wonderful, especially for a graphic novel. ...more
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
very sweet and warm, with a good message. love the art style and the autumn and halloween scenes. a perfect fall read!!
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