Lights (Sheets) (Paperback)
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Following Brenna Thummler’s bestselling and critically acclaimed graphic novels Sheets and Delicates, Marjorie, Eliza, and Wendell the ghost are back to uncover the secrets of Wendell’s human life in the third and final heartwarming installment of the Sheets trilogy.
Marjorie Glatt’s life was forever changed the day she discovered a group of ghosts hiding in her family’s laundromat. One of those ghosts was Wendell: a lonely phantom turned Marjorie’s best friend. When he and Marjorie are joined by ghost-enthusiast Eliza Duncan, the three friends band together in friendship, bravery, and all things paranormal.
Wendell died far too young and now must wander the Land of Humans with nothing more than a sheet for a body. He knows how he died—a tragic drowning accident—but lately he’s grown curious about his past life. He wants to know more about why he died, not just how he died. It’s not easy, though, since Wendell’s memory of his human life has grown increasingly blurry. With Marjorie and Eliza’s help, they set out on a journey to find out more. When they hear a rumor about Wendell’s death, they wonder if it might not have been an accident after all. Meanwhile, Marjorie and Eliza’s friendship is tested when Marjorie starts to befriend the very people who used to bully Eliza.
In the third and final installment of the Sheets trilogy, Wendell will finally uncover the truth of his human life. Marjorie and Eliza will learn that some people really can change. Most of all, they start to see that everything can cast shadows, but if you look hard enough, you can find the light.
About the Author
Brenna Thummler has always known her life is haunted. Much like Marjorie Glatt, she grew up in a small Pennsylvania town, where piano practice and ghost stories were part of her daily routine. It wasn’t until she attended Ringling College of Art and Design, however, that she realized her passion for storytelling (as well as her hatred of laundry). Now back in her hometown, she spends her days drawing, writing, and suspicious of her sheets.
2018 Barnes & Noble Best Book (Sheets)
2021 Amazon Teacher's Pick (Sheets)
2022 YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens (Delicates)
2022 Excellence in Graphic Literature Award Finalist (Delicates)
“Filled with mystery and emotion, this third volume brings the story to a heartwarming and satisfying conclusion.”
— School Library Journal
“Beautiful and melancholy… a ghost story to warm your cold heart.”
— Dread Central
"An original exploration of what it means to be seen and accepted."
"This title encapsulates the rockiness of navigating friendships and troubled emotional states of middle school, with a dash of friendly paranormal elements to lighten the mood."
"Delicates is a sophisticated, beautiful graphic novel that gets to the heart of being a teenager."
— Foreword Reviews, starred review
"...a subtle, gentle work that expresses empathy and warmth even while depicting life's more painful experiences."
— Shelf Awareness
"...a smart story about friendship and grit."
— Publishers Weekly