Graphic Novel Review: Lost Soul Be At Peace by Maggie Thrash

Lost Soul Be At Peace by Maggie Thrash. Candlewick, 2020. 9781536213157. 189pp with a short afterward addressing the truth of the book.

Maggie leads a privileged life. Her brother has left for college and her parents don’t seem to be paying much attention to her. After her cat goes missing, she searches her entire house, discovering a note she wrote about her cat way back when she was seven and a hallway she’s never seen before. In the messy, dilapidated room at the end of it she meets the ghost of a boy who has a gun just like hers. Maggie dances, studies Hamlet, goes with her father to court (he’s a judge) and may be on the verge of finding a girlfriend. As she and the ghost become closer, she learns about his crappy life and tries to figure out why he’s in their house. (The reveal at the end of the story was great.) Throughout Maggie also comes to understand how easy her life is.

This a new paperback edition of a graphic novel originally published in hardcover in 2018.


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