Sheets (Sheets #1) by Brenna Thummler - Book Review

Monday, August 6, 2018

cover of 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. (Goodreads)

Sheets is a heartwarming little ghost story with an art style that screams 90's nostalgia. Every ounce of me wants to describe Sheets as cute, but that is not the right word at all. The art style immediately caught the full attention of my eyes, which distracted me from the story a bit, and overall, I do think I enjoyed the art more than the tale that was being told. That is not to say that it was bad, it is actually very good, just that to me it felt like it was lacking something. I think that considering how much death is technically in the story, I was expecting a darker or more serious tone (because as usual, I did not check to see what genre this was from), but with the realization of it being a middle-grade book, I think the tone is just right.

I received a digital arc of this book thanks to Diamond Book Distributors and Netgalley to review.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5

Book Information: Goodreads

Published: August 28th, 2018

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