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, Comics, Childrens, Middle Grade

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...
  • Jennifer (Jen/The Tolkien Gal)
    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.
  • ♛ 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • claire
  • 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...
  • Mavence [hiatus/ incoming prelims]
    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...
  • 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...
  • Cosmo
    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...
  • Emma
    I wish everyone would read this graphic novel. While the ending is a teensy bit abrupt, it's wonderful in it's execution. The illustrations are bright when appropriate and the ghost world was utterly perfect. I'll have to give this a re-read once my order for it comes in.
  • Justine May
    Honestly, I requested this book because of its cover! Look at it! It screams gooo, go read me! So, I was surprised how it turned out. I was expecting something light and fun. It wasn’t.Let me begin with the theme; grief. Marjorie Glatts lost her mother. She was really devastated about it. And everything seems to be falling apart around her. Marjorie’s father lost because of grief. A looming business hungry shark. Coming to claim what Marjorie...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • stefiereads
    4.5 starsThis book is so cute but yet sad as well! I loveee the illustration, and the story of course. It's simple and heartwarming. I want to hug Marjorie tightly!Plus, It definitely make me want to do more laundry :D I admit that I was a little confused in the beginning. But other that that, there's nothing else that I did not like about this book :)
  • 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 ...
  • Katiria
    This was such a cute and bittersweet graphic novel I really did love and enjoy it. Review To Come Up Soon!
  • La La
    The artwork in this book is stunning! It lies somewhere between cute and lovely. I have looked through the book three times already. The idea of a ghost haunting an actual sheet is priceless. Ha ha. I was going to give this three stars because there really is no plot, and the storyline is scattered, but you know what? It's a Graphic Novel and the premise itself is kind of the plot, so four stars it is!I was approved for an eARC, via Netgalley, in...
  • Melanie (Perpetually Reading)
    Marjorie feels like a ghost. After her mother's unexpected death, her father ignores her and her younger brother and sits depressed in his room, no adults help her in running her family laundromat, and she is frequently bullied by the other girls in school. Wendell is a ghost, albeit one who is in denial. He tells fantastic stories to the other ghosts about his life and how he died, but no one believes him. He wants to feel like he's alive again ...
  • Carmen
    I received a copy from Diamond Book Distributors through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Marjorie feels invisible. Since her mom died, she’s been in charge of the family business while her dad is depressed and in seclusion upstairs. At home, she faces an array of customers including a few vicious ones and a man who is trying to sabotage her family’s business. At school, she’s lonely and often the target of a few mean girls. Feeli...
  • Klaudia
    InhaltNach dem Tod ihrer Mutter muss Marjorie ihr Leben zusammenhalten – auch wenn das bedeutet, Familienleben, Schule und den Waschsalon ihrer Eltern zu managen. Als wäre das für eine 13-Jährige nicht genug, kommen ihr unerwartete Ereignisse in die Quere. Denn Wendell, ein junger Geist, ist gar nicht begeistert von seinem Leben nach dem Tod. So macht er sich auf in die Welt der Lebenden. Doch in Marjories Waschsalon ist er nicht der perfekt...
  • Andreea
    I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.Sheets is a sweet graphic novel dealing with grief, loneliness and the worries a teenager has when left alone to handle the family's laundromat. I have to admit that I was expecting a fun story when I first got the book, but I was surprised with a much stronger story, that still has a funny side.The story is emotional and there is an eerie atmosphere, quite nostalgic due to the ...
  • Marianna
    What can I say, this book is so perfect I can't give less than full marks. It made me feel so empathetic, light-hearted and full of love that I ended up crying at the final stage. Doesn't happen often, I must say. The plot is wonderful: I found myself frantically flipping the pages, looking forward to know what would have happened next. And I wasn't unsatisfied - both Wendell's and Marjorie's stories are astonishingly real and emotional, they ref...
  • Jane
    4.5 starsWell now, this was a very nice find. I'm still trying to ease my way into the world of graphic novels, and Sheets did a wonderful job of sucking me in. On the surface the plot is pretty straightforward: At just 13, Marjorie is forced to grow up in a hurry when tragedy hits her family. She juggles running the family laundry business with taking care of her younger brother and dealing with being a bit of an outcast at school. A mwah-ha-ha-...
  • Brianna
    4/5 Very cute! It was nice and adorable, but a little light on plot for my tastes. That might just be to due to how accustomed I am to novel-length plots. The illustrations were very cool and set the tone well. I like how there were duel color schemes that matched up with alternate POVs. My only regret is that it wasn't longer! *Thank you Net Galley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*