I read and reviewed the previous book of the series : here
It is not often that I get to read a sequel to a graphic novel. This one turned out to be better than the first. The first was cute in a whimsical way, whereas this was pretty brutal while maintaining its whimsical undertones!
You can pick this up without reading the first, although it would be hard to like Wendell going into the story without knowing what he did the last time. Wendell is a ghost who wears a sheet to have a form. She lives in the Laundromat, and his best friend is the daughter of the owner. In this book, she has an ‘In’ with the in-crowd. This may not be a good thing. She is silent for the most part and lets the concept of just having friends overlook a lot of bad behaviour. I am sure many will identify with her; I know I did. At the other end of the story, we have a girl who is the daughter of a pretty popular and confident teacher at the school, but she is obsessed with the idea of Ghosts both literally and metaphorically. How their worlds meet and what happens after was quite well done. I do not want to say much more because it not a very big book. I think it will resonate with a lot of kids and adults. The drawings are simple and straightforward. I really enjoyed the ending! I recommend picking this up in order just to get the proper feel for it.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.