Saturday, 23 June 2018

Review: Sheets by Brenna Thummler

Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen year old in charge of the family laundry business, her daily routine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she’s worked for.

Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world.

When their worlds collide, Marjorie is confronted by unexplainable disasters as Wendell transforms Glatt’s Laundry into his midnight playground, appearing as a mere sheet during the day. While Wendell attempts to create a new afterlife for himself, he unknowingly sabotages the life that Marjorie is struggling to maintain.

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.

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I received an e-arc from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I'm grateful I had the chance to read it in advance. 

I love Brenna Thummler's adaption of Anne of Green Gables and when I saw she was publishing another comic and got really excited.

The artwork is amazing, I love the colour schemes and the ghosts were so cute, and each had their own personality. 

In the beginning of the graphic novel, Marjorie is in the library looking at a bookshelf and you can see a copy of Anne of Green Gables on the shelves. I really loved that reference to Thummler's other work.

I did have a couple of issues with the plot. Marjorie is a well-developed character and it was great to get to know her. However, the problem with Mr. Saubertuck was a little bit childish in my opinion. The threat of losing her business could have been more realistic.

Furthermore, I didn't feel like it was necessary to add a love interest to the plot. It felt kind of random and not founded on much.

I did like the ghosts and their storyline although that takes you completely away from reality. 

All in all, I enjoyed this graphic novel but the plot was not as interesting as Anne of Green Gables. I gave it 4 stars. It's a good read but do not expect too much from the plot.

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