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 shes 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 Glatts 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 ove...
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I honestly don’t understand why this graphic novel has such low ratings on Goodreads. It’s not the best book I’ve ever read, but normally there’s something really wrong with a book to get so many one and two stars.
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 o ...more
Imagine the most calming colours, soft shades of blue, purple and pink, combined with a story that sings. That is Sheets by Brenna Thummler, a graphic novel about a girl named Marjorie who tries to keep her family business running after her mom’s death. Her father locks himself in his room most of the time, so she is the one taking care of her brother and the bills, while also going to high school. It is a story about pain and loneliness, but most of all about perseverance and courage. The famil ...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
É tão bonitinhoooo! <3
**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 peopl ...more
This was such a sweet and cute graphic novel!
Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A 13 year old running her family’s laundromat, dealing with unforgiving customers, school, and a man determined to destroy all her hard work. Wendell actually is a ghost. A young boy, attending death therapy and wishing to be back in the world he left. When their two words collide, life (or afterlife) gets very interesting...
This was such a sweet book! Our two characters both struggled with not fitting in or feel ...more
Actual rating: 3,5 stars!
Such a lovely, lovely story, with themes like grief, isolation, and hard work that seems to be for naught but isn't. While the story is mostly slice-of-life, the supernatural element gives it an extra bit of pizzazz, but also makes it more... childish, I think? It's probably the way that the Ghost World operates, which does feel like the way a child would imagine it as.
But still, the story was lovely, and the art that accompanied it was more than beautiful. Everything, f ...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
Rating: 3.5 stars
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