Delicates : Deluxe Edition (Hardcover)

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Delicates : Deluxe Edition (Hardcover)


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"An original exploration of what it means to be seen and accepted." — Kirkus

The second installment of Brenna Thummler's bestselling Sheets trilogy now available in a brand-new deluxe hardcover collector's edition featuring never-before-seen content!

Marjorie Glatt’s life hasn’t been the same ever since she discovered a ghost hiding in her family’s laundromat. Wendell, who died young and now must wander the earth with nothing more than a sheet for a body, soon became one of Marjorie’s only friends. But when Marjorie finally gets accepted by the popular kids at school, she worries that if they learn about her secret ghost friend, she’ll be labeled as a freak who sees dead people. With Marjorie’s insistence on keeping Wendell a secret from her new friends, he begins to feel even more invisible than he already is.

Eliza Duncan feels invisible, too. She’s an avid photographer, and her zealous interest in finding and photographing ghosts gets her labeled as different by all the other kids in school. Constantly on the outside, Eliza begins to feel like a ghost herself.

It’s not long before Marjorie must confront the price she pays to be accepted by the popular kids–Is it worth losing her friend Wendell? Is she partially to blame for the bullying Eliza endures?

Following the events of Sheets, Brenna Thummler’s Delicates, is a powerful story about what it means to fit in, and those who are left on the outside. It shows what it’s like to feel invisible, and the importance of feeling seen. Above all, it is a story of asking for help when all seems dark, and bringing light to those who need it most.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781637152898
ISBN-10: 1637152892
Publisher: Oni Press
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 344
Language: English
"Delicates is a sophisticated, beautiful graphic novel that gets to the heart of being a teenager."
— Foreword Reviews (Starred Review)

"This title encapsulates the rockiness of navigating the friendships and troubled emotional states of middle school, with a dash of friendly paranormal elements to lighten the mood." 
— Booklist

"A strong second foray into Marjorie and Wendell’s slightly spooky world."
— -School Library Journal

"The author tackles in an accessible, nuanced way delicate topics like bullying, death, suicide, and feeling lost."
— Kirkus