Genre: graphic novel, comic
Key Stage: KS3+
Rating: ★★★★ ★
Sheets, Brenna Thummler (2018)
Marjorie has to look after her family and their beloved laundrette after her mother dies. Faced with school problems, constant pressure from a businessman eager to buy her laundrette, and her depressed father, Marjorie doesn’t know how long she can cope like this. Until she meets Wendell, a recently-deceased young boy who’s still longing for life, and causes a whirlwind of events for Marjorie. Will they succeed?
Heart-wrenching and full of nostalgic beauty, Sheets makes you feel so much. Illustrated with soft colours and fluffiness, this is one of the best graphic novels I’ve ever read.
Perfect for all ages.
Reviewer: Muslimah Mirzababaeva, Year 7