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 pu...

Details Sheets

Release DateAug 28th, 2018
PublisherLion Forge
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Childrens, Middle Grade, Comics, Fantasy

Reviews Sheets

  • Nat
    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...
  • Lola
    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 tho...
  • Jennifer (Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー)
    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 a...
  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)
    *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 LikedThe 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 definitel...
  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Sheets by Brenna Thummler is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary. 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...
  • Liv (Stories For Coffee)
    4.5 STARS- The cutest little graphic novel that gives me major Steven Universe vibes with its color palette. The story is so adorable, as well.
  • Bruna Miranda
    É tão bonitinhoooo!
  • ♛ Garima ♛
    I loved this. Following review is taken from here.A really sweet, middle-grade story of a young girl, Marjorie, just trying to get over her mother's death and figure out her place in the world. But it also has ghosts.The cool thing about these ghosts is that they wear sheets. You can't see them without the sheets and Marjorie just happens to run a laundromat. The story is okay but graphics! Like you have never seen before. I like this style....
  • claire
  • Chad
    Almost 2 completely separate stories until halfway through the book. One, a very boring story about a middle school girl, Marj, who has lost her mother and has to run her family's laundry service in addition to school. The other. a much more compelling story of a recently deceased boy who hasn't made any friends in the ghost town he was sent to and comes back to the town he's from. Eventually these stories overlap when a person in town tries to s...
  • ❈ laura ❈
    my rating: ✰✰✰ This was a sweet and cute story with innocent characters but still with heartbreaking points. It revolves around Marjorie, a girl who lost her mother and she takes care of the family business while she feel out of this world, and Wendell, a ghost who doesn't feel welcome in the Land of Ghosts so he escapes and how they meet and how they help each other to find their path.Sadly, even though I liked it, I don't think this story...
  • Fanna
    I liked it so much for the concept. The best thing was definitely the art and how real the character drawings are because there are imperfections and shit. Full review to come soon! Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram
  • Mavence
    I voluntarily read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I have to admit that I only shelved this in my TBR because of that cute cover! And this turned out to be a real surprise for me.Sheets is a story of a ghost wanting to fit in and a girl struggling to make ends meet for her family by solely running their laundry shop. For a graphic novel filled with cotton candy colors and soft touches, this sure has a lot of melancholic undertones. Pin...
  • Cassandra
    So, let me start this by saying that I am a huge fan of graphic novels as a whole, but it's true gems like these that having me ranting and raving at my local comic book shop, asking everyone what they're reading and immediately adding it to my TBR. I would like to say that I was swept up from the very first page, but that's not true. I was pulled in from the first time I seen the cover photo. Honestly, look at that sweet little sheet ghost stuck...
  • Niki
    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 acc...
  • Caitlin Smith
    *3.5This 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 c...
  • Adela Cacovean
    This was such a cute read! The story follows Marjorie, who is a thirteen-year-old girl and the owner of a laundry business after her mother's death the previous spring. She feels like a ghost, can't swim any longer because of her mother's drowning and to top it all, her stepfather is an alcoholic, the business is failing and she also has to take care of a younger brother.Cue Wendell, a real ghost. Well, a sheet ghost to be more precise, because ...
  • Amanda (Kindled)
    Sheets was a blast to the past. I couldn't quite figure out the time frame the story was supposed to be set in until I saw the newspaper article. Marji's jelly shoes then made sense, although I was puzzled by her windbreaker, which seemed more 80s. I am drawn to graphic novels for the illustrations firstly and the story secondly. This book did not fail to impress. The drawings were so well done, they rank right up there with that of Joelle Jones ...
  • Lee Martens
    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 m...
  • Heena Rathore P.
    A beautiful book about a young girl and an even younger ghost. The story was very good and the characterization storing. But the best part about this book was the illustrations - they were so beautiful, delicate and detailed that I had to take my time marvelling over them every second page.A must read if you're into graphic novels.
  • Laura
    The last book I read about a death of a parent was one where the children were being taught to grieve. It was sad, but was not sad the way this one is. This one has the oldest daughter not even getting the chance to grieve because she has become the head of the household, as her father falls into grief that he can’t come out of.This book reminds me a little of  bit of I Kill Giants, in that there there is something the reader doesn’t quite ...
  • ella bianchi
    **I voluntarily read an eARC of Sheets through Netgalley.**I have been slowly, but surely, getting more into graphic novels and comics. While this one was not as disappointing as some of the other ones were, it wasn't the best one I've read so far, either. It's somewhere in the middle range. Because it is so stunning, I have to start this review out with the artwork. Not only am I in love with the color palette, but the intricacies of the artwork...
  • Tavleen Kaur
    It has been a long time since I read a graphic novel and after reading this I am reminded again of what's so amazing about them. Sheets is a sweet and emotional story. It is about Marjorie who has a crappy school and home life. Her mother passed away and she has to take care of the family laundromat herself. It always astonishes me how graphic novels are able to convey such strong emotions with just a few words and of course some beautiful artwor...
  • Mortisha Cassavetes
    First let me thank Netgalley for an advanced digital copy. I knew when I saw the cover that I would like this book and I did. Such a unique story, very creative. It follows a young girl named Marjorie and how she is stuck going to school and running the laundry after her mom dies. Her father is in constant state of mourning and depressed rarely leaving his room so the financial difficulties soon arise. Marjorie then meets a little ghost named Wen...
  • Lauren
    Thanks to netgalley for providing an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewThis book was an absolute delight to read! I loved reading this, and it definitely reminded me of my high school days and feeling lonely and dealing with death. The story was so bittersweet I almost cried several times, but in the end it made me feel better about myself and reminded me that we can find friends in the oddest of places. I too hate laundr...
  • Maria
    I want to thank Netgalley, Brenna Thummler, and Diamond Book Distributors for allowing me to read this free ARC of "Sheets" in exchange for an honest review.I found "Sheets" to be a great yet short read, as I read this fairly quickly but I say that about a lot of graphic novels. I think it felt shorter because I was focused on the art and words that really drew me in to keep reading. Thummler's use of a muted but bright color palette works beauti...
  • Love B.
    I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review A really enjoyable and educational book, I loved the characters -Wendell was by far my favorite- and the sense of adventure. Perfectly balanced writing with gorgeous illustrations.The story itself takes you in by surprise, even though the pace was a little slow at first, the ending really moved me!Overall, a fun and really interesting book, about two completely different -but at ...
  • John Ratcliff
    Thanks to NetGalley and Diamond Book Distributors for this eARC."Sheets" is a charming and somewhat bitter-sweet tale integrated with exquisite artwork that I can see readers from all age groups falling in love with. For me, the overall plot and character developments deteriorated to a low ebb of vigor, power, and overall effectiveness. The beautiful visuals, which were oftentimes mesmerizing, made up for what the story and the characters lacked....
  • Swathi Shetty
    This was such a cute and sweet read. I enjoyed reading this bookBasic plot:Marjorie is a thirteen year old girl who runs a laundry after her mother dies and her father shuts himself due to grief. One day she encounters a ghost called Wendell and things start taking an interesting turn. What I liked:Everything. The plot is fast paced . The story is cute, sweet and sad at times. The characters are interesting. But the best part about the book are t...