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Marjorie Glatt's life hasn't been the same ever since she
discovered a group of ghosts hiding in her family's laundromat. Wendell,
who died young and now must wander Earth as a ghost 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 begins to
worry that if anyone learns about her secret ghost friends, she'll be
labeled as a freak who sees dead people. With Marjorie's insistence on
keeping Wendell's ghost identity a secret from her new friends, Wendell
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 feeling on the outside, Eliza begins
to feel like a ghost herself.

Marjorie must soon come to terms with
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

Delicates tells a powerful story about what it means to fit
in, and those 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 help and light to those who
need it most.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 213 x 28mm | 667g
  • Portland, United States
  • English
  • 1620107880
  • 9781620107881
  • 12,583

Review quote

"Delicates is a sophisticated, beautiful graphic novel that gets to the heart of being a teenager."-- "Foreword Reviews [Starred Review]"
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About Brenna Thummler

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.
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Rating details

4,921 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (2,051)
3 15% (719)
2 2% (77)
1 0% (19)
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