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Sheets by Brenna Thummler, 239 pp, RL 4

Sheets by Brenna Thummler Purchased from Barnes & Noble Story: Set in 1998, Marjorie Glatt is a thirteen-year-old forced to run the family laundromat after the drowning death of her mother and the paralyzing grief of her father. Not only does she have to go to school, where her class is writing a historical essay about ghosts, which Marjorie hates, along with laundry, she has to tend to the needs of demanding customers at work after school. Then, up the stairs to her family home where she and her little brother wait for her father to emerge from his room. To this strife, Thummler adds mandatory, painful swim class for Marjorie and a local buffoon, worthy of a Lemony Snicket novel (and Snicket himself has a quote on the back of the book),  who is sabotaging Glatt's Laundry so he can turn the building into a five-star yoga resort and turn the Glatts into indentured servants. Into Marjorie's life comes Wendell, a ghost struggling to keep his sheet clean. He is also an escapee f…

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