A short, sweet graphic novel about a girl, a ghost, and a laundromat.
It’s a story about a ghost, Wendell, who doesn’t feel welcomed in the ghost world, and a girl, Marjorie, whose mother has passed away and she is trying to keep the family laundromat afloat while her father deals with depression. Marjorie is in middle school and is running the family business, do the laundry, steaming, pressing, hemming the items brought in to her. Handling the customers and their expectations. As well as dealing with Mr. Saubertuck, an evil businessman who is pressuring this child to sell her family business to him.
I have to say that I had a really really hard time enjoying this novel. I could not stand Saubertuck. I could not stand that this grown adult was being so vile to a literal child. Marjorie is max thirteen years old. For this man to be talking to her like he was, treating her as he was, sabotaging her business in order to get what he wanted???? I wanted to punch him in the face. I was furious. I was so mad that it was actively upsetting and I considered not continuing, and for a story so short, that’s not great.
I loved the art style of this graphic novel. It was cute and sweet, the color palate was simple and subdued. Aesthetically, this graphic novel was perfect. The ending of the story is very satisfying and ultimately that and other softer aspects of the story were what salvaged my feelings for it.