The Sad Ghost Club by Lize Meddings

Ever felt anxious or alone? Like you don’t belong anywhere? Like you’re almost… invisible? Find your kindred spirits at The Sad Ghost Club.

This is the story of one of those days – a day so bad you can barely get out of bed, when it’s a struggle to leave the house, and when you do, you wish you hadn’t. But even the worst of days can surprise you. When one sad ghost, lost and alone at a crowded party, spies another sad ghost across the room, they decide to leave together. What happens next changes everything. Because that night they start the The Sad Ghost Club – a secret society for the anxious and alone, a club for people who think they don’t belong.

For fans of Heartstopper and Jennifer Niven, and for anyone who’s ever felt invisible. You are not alone. Shhh. Pass it on.

How did I get the book? Netgalley, thank you Hodder Children’s Books

Genre: Graphic Novel

Review: I think The Sad Ghost Club is relatable for a lot of people. Even if you don’t have anxiety then you will know those moments when you’re utterly alone amongst other people with no idea of how to interact or days where everything is just too much. I think especially at present a lot of the feelings expressed by the characters are sympathetic to all of us.

The illustrations are straightforward, and the panels clean and easy to follow. This book is more about the story for me and I think most readers would have a similar experience.

I read The Sad Ghost Club in one sitting. I liked that the main “ghost” came to realise that they are not alone and that while feelings can be similar, they are not alike. Sometimes books dealing with depression or anxiety have a very singular viewpoint and this one isn’t like that.

Review by: Luna

Publication: January 21st 2021 by Hodder Children’s Books

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